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. Build Fiscal Sustainability
  2. Build a Strong, Unified Voice for CAAEYC as Leading Advocacy Organization
  3. Increase Participation and Effective Communication (using People and Technology) at all Levels
  4. Build Stakeholder and Partner Relationships (common-value organizations)
  5. Create Efficient and Effective Governance Structure