Mission Statement


The Suffolk AEYC is committed to act on behalf of the needs, rights, and well being of all young children and their families and to seek ways to support children by improving the quality of early childhood programs in Suffolk County.

We are committed to improving the quality of early childhood programs by providing written information; seminars, workshops and conferences for early childhood professionals, which reflect the best information available on developmentally, appropriate environments, curriculum, materials and teacher practices.

The Suffolk AEYC is committed to furthering the professional growth and development of its members through educational meetings, seminars, lectures, workshops and conferences as well as written materials and opportunities to network with other professionals.

As a professional organization the Suffolk AEYC is committed to increasing public knowledge about what constitutes high quality early childhood programs and to promoting accreditation of early childhood programs.

The Suffolk AEYC is committed to working toward an active career development system with adequate education available and compensation for professionals in the field of early childhood education.