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Families

Like every loving parent, you want only the best when it comes to your child’s care and education and Indiana AEYC supports families in their search for top early childhood professionals and accredited facilities.

Whom do you trust?

Like every loving parent, you want only the best when it comes to your child’s care and education. Whom do you trust? Indiana AEYC provides you exceptional resources for authoritative advice, encouragement, and support in your search for top early childhood professionals and accredited facilities

QUALITY CARE: Indiana AEYC follows the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s 10 NAEYC Program standards in its accreditation procedures. These benchmarks provide a valuable guide for parents choosing childcare professionals who are dedicated to a superior educational experience for young children.

FAMILIES TODAY:  Looking for expert advice from trusted medical professionals? Indiana AEYC connects you with nationally syndicated columnists T. Berry Brazelton and Joshua Sparrow, physicians whose weekly New York Times articles provided parents with timely and research-based advice for more than two decades. Go to NAEYC’s “Families Today” section to read the latest. For family-to-family support, visit the national organization’s blog and join the conversation!

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT:  Is my child ready for kindergarten? How scary is too scary? What can I do at home to build my first-grader’s math skills? You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. Check out dozens of articles on vital aspects of child learning and early development … along with a fun and inspirational family sing-along section.

PARENT RESOURCES

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Click on the button below to find a list of local child care facilities that meet your family’s basic needs.  Answer a few specific questions and you will be on your way to a quick child care search.

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FAMILY MEMBERSHIP ($35)

This is an exciting, brand NEW membership option designed for members outside of the early learning profession, including parents, family members, and early childhood advocates. Benefits include:

  • Access to exclusive NAEYC content specifically for families. Looking for high-quality early learning centers? Wondering how best to support your child’s learning once they get home from school? This is the membership option for you!
  • Access to NAEYC’s Interest Forums, where you can connect with members to learn about specific topics in early childhood. A great resource for families!
  • Discounted insurance offerings, including home, auto, and life insurance.
  • 20% discount on all orders from NAEYC’s online store, as well as access to exclusive member-only sales during the year.
  • Discounted subscription rates for additional publications and resources: Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Exchange Magazine, Highlights High Five, Highlights Hello, and Education Week.

Need more information? Check out the NAEYC website and read more!

FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS

Programs that pursue NAEYC Accreditation join a community invested in ensuring quality early learning opportunities for young children everywhere. In addition to program accreditation, NAEYC has an expansive system of affiliate offices across the country who represent 60,000 early learning professionals worldwide who advocate on behalf of young children everywhere. NAEYC’s resources for families, practitioners, and programs create a web of support and connectivity, making NAEYC the foremost association in the field of early learning.

Need more information? Check out the NAEYC website and read more!

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