What We Do

We work on behalf of children, families, and educators!

Our Services

Public Policy Advocacy

As member of the Invest Early Coalition, we advocate for expanded access to higher quality early care and education.

Training & Awareness

We heighten awareness of issues affecting children, families and providers though online & in-person training. Contributing to the professional growth of Arkansas’ educators.


We host an annual conference and partner with other events across the state. Educating the community with developmental resources and services for young children.

Working for the children

For more than 50 years AECA has worked for quality care and education for the children of Arkansas. In conjunction with its affiliation with the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), a 13 state regional organization, our goal is to


  • Expand professional growth opportunities
  • Produce beneficial publications
  • Support public policy issues for southern children

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