NAEYC has opportunities for members to get involved and help shape the future of the early childhood profession. You can serve in your state or local community and at the national level. You can also help to support leadership development opportunities through NAEYC's Building a Lasting Legacy Campaign.
State or Local Leadership Opportunities
Contact your local or state Affiliate for information about service opportunities in your state or community.
National Leadership Opportunities
Many NAEYC programs and services offer leadership opportunities as reviewers or consulting editors. In addition, current NAEYC members are eligible to serve in governance as members of the NAEYC Governing Board or the Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children.
Young Professionals Advisory Council
NAEYC formed the Young Professionals Advisory Council in Fall 2015 in order to help us better understand and meet the needs of the youngest members of the profession. Click to learn more and view the full roster.
See below for information about specific opportunities; applications will be available soon.
NAEYC Leadership Opportunities
|Application Deadline||Term Begins|
|Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) - Members||Closed||November 2015|
|Annual Conference & Expo and National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development - Proposal Reviewers||Closed||February 1, 2015|
|Early Childhood Research Quarterly - Consulting Editors||Closed||September 1, 2015|
|Young Children and NAEYC Books- Consulting Editors||Open-ended||October 1, 2016|
|Teaching Young Children (TYC) - Editorial Advisory Panel Members||Closed||September 1, 2015|
|Early Childhood Professional Preparation Program - CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and ECADA (Early Childhood Associate Degree Accreditation) Program Reviewers||Open-ended||September 1, 2016|
NAEYC Governance Opportunities
|NAEYC Affiliate Advisory Council - General Membership||Open until October 31||January 2017|
|NAEYC Affiliate Advisory Council - Affiliate Staff||Closed||January 2018|
|NAEYC Affiliate Advisory Council - Interest Forum Facilitator||Closed||January 2018|
|Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children||March 31, 2017||September 1, 2017|
NAEYC Governing Board positions
June 1, 2017.