Being an AECA member

Being an AECA member means belonging to a group of like-minded professionals with a common goal to make life better for children.

What you get by being a member


As a member you get access to cutting edge information, networking, project collaboration and a community that embraces quality care for children.

Professional Development Registry

In addition to our annual conference AECA offers community based professional development opportunities perfect for early educators, administrators, advocates and anyone interested in the well being of young children.

Annual Conference

Every year AECA hosts a conference that has membership exclusive opportunities.


Networking  opportunities available in  person at meetings and conferences .  We are strong in our social media game. Network with us there.

SECA Membership

AECA is an affiliate of the Southern Early Childhood Association. As a member of AECA you are automatically a member of SECA.

Dimensions of Early Childhood

The refereed journal of the Southern Early Childhood Association that includes current articles on best practices in childcare and early childhood education policy.


You may join AECA/SECA only, but we recommend that you join and participate in your local affiliate to receive the benefits of getting to know your local colleagues. Local dues are included in your membership payment and networking with professional colleagues is one of the primary benefits of joining a professional association.

AECA offers the following convenient ways to join or renew your membership. Group memberships stay with your program, no matter if employees leave.






$39 / person

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