Welcome to the Arkansas Early Childhood Association

AECA is a non-profit organization comprised of early childhood professionals and parents who share a common concern about the well-being of young children and their families.

Who should join?

  • Infant/toddler or preschool caregiver
  • Kindergarten or primary teacher
  • Head Start director or teacher
  • Child care administrator
  • Elementary school administrator
  • Family child care provider
  • Advocates for children
  • School-age provider
  • Teacher educator
  • Legislator
  • Parents
  • Many More

Our Events

AECA hosts conferences that exemplify trends in our field and research proven strategies to use in classrooms and for family engagement .


Years serving the community


Become a Member

Join today and learn from the best educators in Arkansas.

58th Annual AECA Conference

October 24-26, 2019
Pre-conference sessions begin on the 23rd. 


2 Riverfront Place
North Little Rock , AR


Parking is on-site and FREE


Wyndham Hotel. Click here to book a room at our special conference rate of $99.

Conference Chair

Debbie Mays


Conference Program Chair

Paul Lazenby


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