Educational Institutions

National Association for the Education of Young Children

  • Washington, DC
  • www.naeyc.org

Mission Statement

NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.

Main Programs

  1. Accreditation of Programs Serving Young Children
  2. Publications
  3. Conferences
  4. Membership
  5. Higher education accreditation
  6. Leadership and professional development
  7. Public policy
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Serving all of the United States and International

ruling year

1959

Chief Executive Officer

Self-reported

Ms. Rhian Evans Allvin

Keywords

Self-reported

Preschool, young children, kids, education, kindergarten, child care

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Also Known As

NAEYC

EIN

36-6009499

 Number

7973667340

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Accreditation of Programs Serving Young Children

Since 1985, NAEYC's national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, allowing families to find high-quality programs for their children.

Category

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

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Program 2

Publications

NAEYC publishes high-quality resources dedicated to improving the quality of programs for young children birth through age 8. NAEYC’s extensive library draws from early childhood theory, research, and practice to offer essential principles, fresh perspectives, and strategies for fostering children’s development and learning.

Category

Early Childhood Education

Population(s) Served

None

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Program 3

Conferences

NAEYC national conferences bring together early childhood educators -- teachers, program administrators, students, researchers and teacher educators -- to explore the latest research and learn from one another. NAEYC Affiliates also offer Affiliate Conferences.

Category

Early Childhood Education

Population(s) Served

None

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Program 4

Membership

Individuals join NAEYC to help further the association's work on behalf of high quality early learning for all young children and to advance the early childhood profession. Members receive benefits that can promote their professional development and make them more effective early childhood educators.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Adults

Budget

Program 5

Higher education accreditation

NAEYC promotes a shared vision of excellence in the preparation of early childhood professionals through accreditation and other initiatives that are responsive to the needs of individual children and communities. NAEYC's higher education accreditation and recognition systems provide an objective external evaluation of programs preparing early childhood professionals.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

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Program 6

Leadership and professional development

NAEYC is the foremost professional association for the early childhood field. Our professional development and preparation systems support seamless progression for early child care and education professionals to advance their education and careers.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

Program 7

Public policy

NAEYC is at the forefront in influencing local, state, and federal early childhood legislation, advocating for policies that reflect comprehensive approaches to providing equitable access to high-quality early learning, with a particular focus on children living in poverty, multilingual children, children of color, and children with disabilities. We strive to increase the public understanding of and demand for developmentally appropriate practice in programs serving children birth through age 8.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Serving all of the United States and International

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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National Association for the Education of Young Children

Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Rhian Evans Allvin

BIO

Rhian Evans Allvin is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of the organization as well as overseeing the daily operations. With 60,000 members and a network of affiliated 501c3s across the United States, NAEYC serves as the leading voice on behalf of young children and early childhood educators. Through its publications, accreditation of programs for young children, accreditation of Associate Degree and higher education programs, public policy, conferences, and research, NAEYC strives to meet the ideal that all young children have access to high-quality early learning experiences and that early childhood educators be able to attain the higher education and professional development that inspire high standards and innovation inevery early education setting and classroom.

Before joining NAEYC, Evans Allvin was a guiding force in Arizona's early childhood movement for more than 15 years. In 2006 she co-wrote the citizen's ballot initiative that created First Things First (FTF) which set aside Arizona's tobacco tax monies for children birth to five and created a state agency whose purpose is to ensure all Arizona children start kindergarten prepared to be successful in school and in life. Then-governor Janet Napolitano appointed her to FTF's state board, where she served for four years before resigning to become the organization's chief executive officer (CEO). As CEO Evans Allvin represented FTF with state and national constituents and led its coordination with policy makers, state department heads, providers, and community stakeholders. She oversaw FTF's daily operations, including the distribution of $130 million in annual tobacco revenue.

Evans Allvin's earlier experiences helped her prepare for her role at NAEYC. As a founding partner in the Brecon Group she specialized in public policy, philanthropy, and community engagement. As senior advancement officer at the Arizona Community Foundation, she used her knowledge in community organizing, communications, media relations, fund-raising, and nonprofit management to help donors connect their philanthropic interests with community needs. Additionally she served in leadership roles with Libraries for the Future, a national nonprofit promoting the important role of public libraries in American life, and Children's Action Alliance, Arizona's state-based child advocacy organization.

Evans Allvin holds a bachelor's degree from Northern Arizona University and a master's degree in business administration from Arizona State University.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tammy Mann

The Campagna Center

Term: June 2016 - May 2018

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