|General Membership Questions|
How do I join NAEYC?
How much does membership cost?
Members join NAEYC with their community Affiliate Group. That way you receive all the benefits of NAEYC membership and enjoy the benefits of membership in local, state, and regional early childhood organizations at the same time! Your total dues amount reflects dues for each organization to which you belong, depending on how your state is organized. Dues vary by state and community. Click here for more information about the groups in your area and their dues.
How long does it take for a membership to become active?
Members who join online or renew by phone are automatically activated. Members who mail their application should have their membership activated within 2–3 weeks of the receipt of payment.
When will I receive my Membership Welcome Package?
Members can expect to receive their welcome package with membership ID card approximately 3–4 weeks after their membership has been activated.
How long is my membership good for?
An NAEYC membership is good for one year from the time the application is processed.
What is the cost of membership? Why are there no fees on the membership application?
Membership dues vary by state and community. For information about the groups in your area and their dues, click here.
Who can register as a student member?
In order for a new or existing member to join or renew their membership at the student level, they must be registered as a full-time student at a college or university, obtain a valid student ID from their institution, and register with a .edu e-mail address. Members taking non-degree seeking courses must register at the regular membership level.
My center is accredited by NAEYC. Are all the staff of the center automatically members of NAEYC?
No. Membership to NAEYC is on an individual basis and it is not included as part of accreditation. NAEYC does not offer group or organizational membership.
|Receiving Your Benefits|
How do I access my membership account and view my benefits?
Login in to our Members Only area. From there, you can review your contact information and benefits you receive. Check "View Benefits Received" to see when the items shipped. Please allow 3–4 weeks from the shipping date for delivery. If you do not receive a benefit within this time frame, please contact NAEYC Member Services via e-mail or call 800-424-2460.
When do Comprehensive Members receive their book benefits?
Comprehensive Members receive six professional resources during their membership year. Benefits are typically mailed upon their publication. New Comprehensive members receive the current publication as their first book. The publication schedule varies throughout the year. Members can track the books mailed to them within their online Membership Account by clicking the “View Benefits Received” tab after logging into their membership account via our Members Only area.
How do I make sure that my journal was mailed?
You can check the benefits you should have received by logging into our Members Only area. First check your mailing address to make sure it is correct. Then view the “View Benefits Received” tab to see the dates that mailing labels were generated for the membership benefits. Remember to allow 3-4 weeks from this date for delivery. If you do not receive a benefit within this time frame, contact NAEYC Member Services via e-mail or by calling 800-424-2460.
As a new member, when should I begin receiving benefits?
Members can expect their first periodical to be mailed to them within one month of receipt of payment. Young Children and Teaching Young Children are each published five times per year. To view the latest issue, visit: www.naeyc.org/yc or www.naeyc.org/tyc.
Can I receive both Young Children and Teaching Young Children?
Yes, members may choose to receive both Young Children and Teaching Young Children upon joining or renewing their membership for an additional cost of $20 per year.
|Changing your Membership|
What does it mean to upgrade your membership?
Upgrading your membership involves a change in membership level (Regular to Comprehensive or Student to Regular or Comprehensive). Your expiration date will not change.
I’ve moved. How do I update my address or change my Affiliate?
Update your mailing address by logging into our Members Only area and clicking on “Membership Account.” Make sure to review your affiliation, because dues vary from one Affiliate group to another, and affiliations do not change automatically when a member moves. Members may “Add an Affiliation” within the first three months of their membership year to join the group in their new area. Please note, however, that NAEYC does not process refunds for Affiliate memberships.
What is NAEYC’s cancellation policy?
Refunds for cancelled membership are prorated based on the length of membership remaining. NAEYC does not refund payments for Affiliate memberships, as these payments are collected as a service to the affiliated group. Cancelled memberships are subject to a processing fee. Contact NAEYC Member Services at email@example.com for details.
|Affiliate Membership Questions|
What is the difference between an Independent and an Affiliate membership?
An Independent membership is membership only at the national level, whereas an Affiliate membership is membership at the local/chapter, state, and the national level.
NAEYC no longer accepts new applications for Independent memberships. However, existing Independent members are able to renew as Independent members. Upon joining, all new members must select a local Affiliate. Non-U.S. residents may join as International Independent members (go to the International membership application to download a copy of the form).
As a Life member, why am I no longer a member of my Affiliate group?
Life memberships pertain only to the national membership. Independent members can “Add an Affiliation” in their Membership Account in the online Members Only area to renew an Affiliate membership; Affiliate dues will apply.
Can I join more than one Affiliate group?
Yes. You can join multiple groups at the beginning of a membership year. If you “Add an Affiliation” during your membership year, you are responsible for paying the local and state dues, if not already paid (that is, a member who joins two Affiliate groups in the same state has already paid for the state membership, so they are responsible only for the additional local dues). Your your membership dues in the new Affiliate are not prorated, and your expiration date remains unchanged.
I’ve moved. How do I change my Affiliate group?
Please be sure to update your mailing address by logging into our Members Only area. Because dues vary from one Affiliate group to another, affiliations do not change automatically when a member moves. Members may “Add an Affiliation” during their membership year to join the group in their new area. Please note, however, that NAEYC does not process refunds for Affiliate memberships.
How do I join an Affiliate group?
New members with a U.S. address select the Affiliate group of their choice when they join NAEYC.
How do I find the dues to my local Affiliate online?
The Affiliate dues are available here. Click on “Join NAEYC/Membership Options” and select your state under Affiliate group Information.
How can I contact my local or state Affiliate?
Local and state Affiliate contact information is available on NAEYC’s website by clicking “Affiliates.” For contact information of Affiliate offices in your area, click here.
How can I get proof of my NAEYC membership payment?
Log into our Members Only area. Click “Membership Account,” then “View Account History.” A printable receipt of your payment is available.
How can I reset my password for the Members Only section of the NAEYC website?
With your password, you may request to have an e-mail sent to the e-mail address on your membership record. Or contact NAEYC Member Services via e-mail or by phone at 800-424-2460. (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern).
Where do I locate my membership ID number?
The NAEYC membership ID number appears on the NAEYC membership card and key tag, mailed the first month of the membership year. It also appears just above the name on the mailing label of Young Children and Teaching Young Children.
How do I update my mailing address?
Log onto our Members Only area. Click "Membership Account," then "Change Information" to update your mailing address or to change other personal information (phone number, e-mail, areas of interest, and so on).
For additional support or to ask questions, please contact NAEYC Member Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 800-424-2460 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern).