Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Early Childhood Education

Professional Organizations

Association for Childhood Education International
The Association for Childhood Education Internatonal (ACEI) is a professional organization focusing on international early childhood education and children’s issues.

Child Care Coordinating Council of Detroit/Wayne County, Inc.
4C's mission is to educate, support and empower families, communities and service programs to provide quality care and environments for all children and to promote within strong family units the development of children to thir full potential and well being.

Macomb Association for the Education of Young Children
Local NAEYC affiliate serving Macomb County.

Metro Detroit Association for the Education of Young Children
Local NAEYC affiliate serving Detroit, Oakland County and Wayne County north of Ford Road.

Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children
State affiliate of NAEYC.

Michigan Coordinated Child Care Council
This association provides education/information/support about high quality child care/education for families and providers. Links to local offices also provided.

Michigan Head Start Association
The Mission of the Michigan Head Start Association is to promote equal opportunities for all Head Start children, families and programs to succeed.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the leading national organization for all who are committed to providing high quality early education and care to all young children. Membership in the state and local affiliates is included in the price for the national organization.

National Black Child Development Institute
Professional organization focusing on the improvement and advancement of the quality of life for Black children through education and advocacy.

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance
The purpose of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) is to share information to support interest in the well-being of children and the philosophies and experiences of the birth-six education project of Reggio Emilia, Italy, recognized throughout the world as a living system of the highest quality.

Southern Wayne/ Monroe Association for the Education of Young Children
Local NAEYC affiliate serving Wayne County south of Ford Road and Monroe County.