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How do members join or renew?
Join or renew online at  You can use a credit card with online registration. Online memberships are processed immediately by NAEYC and you will receive your member number automatically. Or, download the NAEYC membership form at and mail with payment to NAEYC. Memberships that are mailed to NAEYC can take up to 6 weeks to process.

What is an affiliate? Which affiliates do I join?
Affiliates are state, regional or local early childhood organizations affiliated with NAEYC. These groups share the mission, vision and goals of NAEYC. When you join, you become a member of NAEYC, CAEYC (state affiliate), and a local affiliate for three, interactive levels of support and resources. Choose the local affiliate closest to you so that you can attend meetings, workshops and network with other ECE professionals in your area. There is an extra fee to add more than one local affiliate.

Where can a member locate their membership ID number?
The NAEYC membership ID number is on your NAEYC membership card. It is also found above your name on the mailing label of your Young Children/Teaching Young Children journal. Or you may contact NAEYC at (800) 424-2460.

Why am I not receiving information from CAEYC or NAEYC?
In order to receive all of the benefits of membership, make sure NAEYC has your current e-mail address and mailing address. You can update those in the Members Only section of NAEYC at Your login is your member number and the password is your first name (the first time you use the online system). You can change your password and update your information once you login.

What if I still have questions regarding my membership?
If you have further questions about your membership, visit NAEYC’s Frequently Asked Questions at or you can contact NAEYC at (800) 424-2460.