The Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children (RAEYC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer affiliate of the National AEYC, that provides professional development, community outreach and advocacy to promote quality early education standards and best practices.

We provide professional development through:

  • Meetings
  • RAEYC Newsletter
  • Recognition of professional accomplishments
  • Being an active affiliate chapter of the New York State AEYC (NYSAEYC) and National AEYC (AEYC)


We serve communities by:

  • Providing welcoming, engaging events that encourage connections among people and communities
  • Designing programs to meet particular needs of various early childhood communities
  • Working to be alert to changes in government regulations and policies that affect the care and education of young children
  • Encouraging professional and families to be informed and involved in policy discussion
  • Promoting collaboration and cooperation among various agencies serving young children and their¬†families