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.
NAEYC’s network of Affiliates provide excellent opportunities for members to participate in activities at the state and local levels. Contact your local or state NAEYC Affiliate for information about service opportunities in your area.
Many NAEYC programs 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. View current opportunities in the chart below.
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. YPAC members serve a two-year term; applications open in July each year.
See below for information about specific opportunities:
NAEYC Leadership Opportunities
|Application Deadline||Term Begins|
|Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) - Members||Closed||November 2016|
|Proposal Reviewers - Annual Conference and Professional Learning Institute||January 13, 2017||January 2017|
|Teaching Young Children Editorial Advisory Board||Open-ended||January 2017|
|Young Children and NAEYC Books- Consulting Editors||Open-ended||Rolling Term Dates|
|Accreditation and Recognition of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs - Peer Reviewers||Open-ended||Rolling Term Dates|
NAEYC Governance Opportunities
|NAEYC Governing Board positions||Closed||June 1, 2017.|
|Council for NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children||March 31, 2017||September 2017|
|NAEYC Affiliate Advisory Council - General Membership||March 31, 2017||September 2017|