Mission & Vision



The California Association for the Education of Young Children is dedicated to advancing excellence throughout the early care and education profession.


CAAEYC envisions a respected professional workforce providing developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive, high-quality, early care and education for all young children achieved through research, education, professional development and advocacy.

Strategic Initiatives

  1. Ensure Fiscal Sustainability
  2. Elevate Our Brand's Identity and Visibility Through Enhanced Communications
  3. Build a More Diversified and Inclusive Leadership
  4. Provide High-Quality, Relevant Professional Development to Meet the Needs of ECE Professionals
  5. Promote Public Policy Issues that Inspire and Empower Timely Action