Washington Association for the Education of Young Children (WAEYC) is a professional association for those working with children ages birth through eight years old in Washington. We have 11 local Affiliate Chapters and 1,400 members throughout the state.
We provide services to members and advocate for policies that enable individuals and businesses to provide high-quality early learning experiences for young children.
Early childhood professionals are well-qualified, competent and highly compensated, and early childhood programs are of high-quality. Systems that nurture and support high-quality are in place, and financial resources for professional development and program operations are available.
WAEYC is dedicated to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of all children as set forth by NAEYC. We value service to children, which is based on knowledge of child development and an understanding of the importance of the child s family, culture and community.
WAEYC is dedicated to inclusiveness both in whom we serve and in our membership. We value inclusiveness, which is based on respect of the worth, uniqueness and contributions of each individual.
WAEYC is dedicated to creating our vision for children. We value work with and on behalf of children, which is based on research, ethics, professional growth, leadership development, and social change.