Mission

The mission of the Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children (deaeyc) is to promote national standards for early care and education as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC); to promote high-quality early learning for Delaware’s 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.

Deaeyc envisions a world where all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.

VALUE STATEMENT

The Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children values:

  • National standards as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Professional growth of the individuals in the early care and education field
  • Children, families, and early care and education professionals
  • Community awareness of the needs of the children and their families
  • Support of the early care and education professional