Take action and advocate for early childhood care
We represent the efforts of early childhood educators before the state and Federal government, helping legislators and policymakers understand the importance of the work early childhood educators do.
Iowa AEYC offers a variety of programs to help early childhood professionals build their skills and provide high quality education for young people.
T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) provides scholarship support for early childhood professionals who are seeking to further their education in their field.
WAGE$ offers salary supplements (stipends) to early care and education professionals, based on an individual’s level of formal education and commitment to their program.
Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™
The Child Development Associate Credential™ is nationally recognized and can help early childhood professionals achieve some accreditation standards.
The Early Childhood Quality Improvement Project supports early childhood programs by helping them achieve a level of quality that supports the development of all children.
Engage with us
Get involved through action and advocacy, making a gift to our organization, or connecting with other early childhood professionals through our membership network.
Make a difference by participating in advocacy events or recognizing an educator through our award nominations.
Support Iowa AEYC
Your donation supports training and professional development initiatives and connects early childhood educators to tools and resources.
Become a member
Connect with other early childhood educators in your area and take part in professional development opportunities.