Become a Member

RAEYC was formed in 1964 and has been vital part of the early childhood communities in Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Seneca, Orleans, Livingston, Genesee, and Wyoming counties.

Join RAEYC and together we can make a difference in the lives of children and families.

5 Reasons WHY You Should Become a Member

1.  One Membership Fee = Three Memberships!

For one membership fee, you will receive memberships with:

Rochester Association for the Education of Young Children (RAEYC)

New York State Association for the Education of Young Children (NYSAEYC)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

 2.  Professional Development Opportunities


Professional Development Sessions, throughout the school year, are linked to NYS Office of Children and Families Services (OCFS) training requirements, NYS Core Body of Knowledge (CBKcore competency areas, and Child Development Associate (CDA) competency goal areas.  Free to members.

RAEYC sponsored conferences are offered annually, often in conjunction with other local early childhood organizations.  Discounted registration.

Month of the Young Child (MOYC), annually in April, is a time  to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families; to recognize early childhood programs and services; and celebrate the work we do with children and families.

Reggio Emilia Study Group is a group of local ECE teachers interested in learning about and implementing the Reggio Approach in their classroom.  For more information contact: or

Newsletter, monthly throughout the school year, is filled with local ECE news, up-coming events, and interesting articles.


Annual Spring Conference, a three day event, including workshop presentations, keynote speakers, banquets, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall of early childhood vendors.  Discounted registration.

Newsletter, twice a year, and E-Newsletter, four times/year, provide a forum for discussion of major issues and ideas in the field of early care and education to provoke thought and promote professional growth.


Annual Fall Conference, a four day event, including  workshop presentations, keynote speakers, networking opportunities to meet colleagues from all over the US and from other countries, and a huge exhibit hall filled with early childhood vendors.  Discounted registration.

National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, a four day annual early summer event, including opening and closing plenary sessions, workshop sessions, networking reception, spotlight forum and research poster sessions.  Discounted registration.

 NAEYC publications.  Choice of five issues of Young Children or Teaching Young Children; five digital issues of Young ChildrenNEXT for Young Children, and Tesoros y Colores (the Spanish version of Teaching Young Children; and 20% discount on NAYEC books and videos.

3.  Networking

Your membership includes your voice among almost 80,000 other early childhood AEYC members, who care as much as you do about your work with children and families and who want to learn new developmentally appropriate methods and curriculum ideas to use in your work.

4.  Change the World

You CAN change the world, as a partner with RAEYC, NYSAEYC, and NAEYC in education, advocacy, and public awareness activities, to increase understanding and support for high-quality early childhood education among policy makers and the public.

With almost 80,000 members, NAEYC is a leading voice for early childhood education to Congress and other federal entities.

NYSAEYC & RAEYC team-up to urge support from state and local politicians to increase funding for quality early childhood education for children and families.

5.  Become a Leader

Take advantage of the opportunities AEYC organizations offer members to get involved.

Consider serving on the Governing Board for RAEYC, NYSAEYC, or NAEYC!

RAEYC welcomes volunteers, who don’t have time for monthly or bi-monthly board meetings, but would love to help as a committee member for the Spring Seminar, Fundraising events, ECE Staff Appreciation events, Promotional events, or the Month of the Young Child events.