Our Mission:

Early Ed.

Uniting the voices of early childhood education in Maine!

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Our Mission

MaineAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children and families.

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Our Work

For ECE Professionals

MaineAEYC plans and presents workshops, webinars, and annual conferences for early childhood professionals in Maine.

FOR families

At MaineAEYC we support parents and families of young children. We advocate on behalf of children, birth through age eight.

Public Policy & Advocacy

We're committed to developing a system of quality early care and education (birth to 8) and supporting appropriate regulatory, governance, finance, and accountability mechanisms.


March 2018

If we would like to see change in the early care and education community, whether center based or home based, we must regard work with children and families with veneration and appreciation. Only then we will see growth in the industry.

Karen Bruder, MaineAEYC Member / Read Full Article



Our Impact


Years Serving Educators and Families in Maine

MaineAEYC became an affiliate of NAEYC in 2004. We are a statewide membership organization. We partner with other statewide organizations to multiply our impact.



Members of MaineAEYC—and counting!

Parents and families of young children are joining MaineAEYC! We also have professional members from Family Child Care, Higher Ed, Public and Private Elementary Schools, Child Care Centers, and Head Start programs.



Testimonies Submitted in Maine's 128th Legislature

MaineAEYC submitted testimony and public comments for bills and proposals in Education and Health and Human Services, often in partnership with the Family Child Care Associaition of Maine (FCCAM).


Get Involved

Early childhood educators and families work every day to make a difference in the lives of young children. NAEYC and MaineAEYC work to support these remarkable individuals by amplifying their voices and passionately advocating for what we know to be right for children, their families, and educators.


Become a member

NAEYC  and MaineAEYC offer resources for families and professionals, policy alerts, online communities, publications, events and more.



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