The Capstone Chapter of the Alabama Association for Young Children (AAYC) is a student professional organization.
AAYC is affiliated with SECA (Southern Early Childhood Association) and with NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).
NAEYC is the primary professional organization for persons who are planning to work with young children (birth to 3rd grade) and their families.
*Membership in 3 professional organizations: NAEYC, SECA, and AAYC
*Receive the professional journals Young Children and Dimensions
*Meet professionals in your field of study
*Expand your network of contacts for future internships/jobs
*Learn about current issues involving young children
Membership in CCAAYC is open to anyone interested in working with young children and their families. There are no membership fees—simply attend the next meeting and sign the attendance sheet!
Membership in NAEYC, SECA, and AAYC is $50 for one calendar year. With it, you will receive a subscription to Young Children (NAEYC’s journal) and Dimensions (SECA’s journal). You may join online with a credit card at www.naeyc.org, or you can bring a check for $50 (payable to NAEYC) to our next meeting.
To learn more about becoming a member of the Capstone Chapter of AAYC contact:
Dr. Laura Bloom
Phone: (205) 348-8149
The following links may be of interest to those working with or for young children:
Child Life Council
AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics)
NACA (National Association of Child Advocates)
Children’s Defense Fund
NCCP (National Center for Children in Poverty)
Early Childhood Research and Practice (internet journal)
Child Care Exchange
U.S. Department of Education
Alabama Department of Human Resources