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National Reach, Local Benefits

Your membership joins you to NAEYC and to WECA –  giving you national and local opportunities.  Connect with members and thought leaders in your community, attend local events, and advocate for early childhood education.

Value at Every Level

NAEYC offers four membership categories—Entry Level, Standard, Premium, and Family—each with a unique set of benefits. 

  Entry $30 Standard $69 Premium $150 Family $35
Digital resources
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Online networking
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Local Affiliate membership
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NAEYC Store discounts
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Discount insurance and subscriptions
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NAEYC event discounts
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Entertainment & retail discounts
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Access to YC digital archive
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Complimentary NAEYC books
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5 books
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Print subscription to YC or TYC
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Online courses
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Access to VIP events
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Entry Level Membership $30

Entry Level Membership, Early Childhood Educator students smilingAre you a student or young professional joining NAEYC for the first time? This is where to start!

Entry Level membership is a digitally-based introduction to WECA/NAEYC and its diverse professional resources. The benefits of an entry membership include:

Join the Early Childhood Education Community

  • Make connections and build community in your area: attend local events and chapter board meetings. Get involved!
  • Access to NAEYC’s online Interest Forums, where you can connect with members who share your specific passion.
  • Exclusive access to member-only sessions at NAEYC events, including the member-only VIP lounge at Annual Conference and the member-only hour in the exhibit hall. 

Financial Support and Resources for You

  • Free or reduced cost local chapter events, including networking, professional development and celebrations.
  • Access to content you can use right away—such as ideas for implementing developmentally appropriate practice, fostering strong family engagement and more—through NAEYC’s digital resources.
  • 20% discount on all orders from NAEYC’s online store, as well as access to exclusive member-only sales during the year.
  • Discounted subscriptions to Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Exchange Magazine, Highlights High Five, Highlights Hello, and Education Week.

Together, We Strengthen our Advocacy Voice

  • Participation and leadership opportunities are available at all levels of the organization.
  • In Wisconsin, WECA advocates for you by engaging state policymakers through legislative visits, ongoing communications and special forums. WECA sponsors workforce research and builds political will for policies that will improve the access to quality early care and education and increase compensation for early childhood teachers.
  • Receive WECA’s Forwards for Kids emails—focused on ECE research, policy news and advocacy actions.
  • In D.C. and beyond, NAEYC advocates for you and spearheads U.S. Congressional outreach and national public awareness campaigns, including “America for Early Ed” and “Children’s Champions”.
  • Participate in NAEYC’s Public Policy Forum, which brings members together in Washington, D.C. to advance federal and state early childhood policy. 

Learn more on the NAEYC website.

Standard Level Membership $69

Standard Membership, Early Childhood Education teacher smilingNAEYC Standard membership ensures you’re fully equipped as a professional with the latest resources, events, research, discounts, and more!

The benefits at the Standard level includes all the benefits of an entry membership, plus additional financial support and resources:  

  • Up to $70 savings on WECA conference registration
  • Member discounts on many WECA trainings, workshops and conferences
  • Registration discounts for NAEYC’s events, including the Annual Conference and Professional Learning Institute
  • Complementary registration for one NAEYC online professional learning course per membership year
  • The print publication subscription of your choice: Young Children or Teaching Young Children
  • One complementary publications handpicked by NAEYC and delivered to you during your membership year
  • Exclusive access to member-only sessions at NAEYC events, including the member-only VIP lounge at Annual Conference and the member-only hour in the exhibit hall
  • Over 360,000 Entertainment® discounts at thousands of retailers, restaurants, hotels, and more

Premium Membership $150

Premium Level Membership, early childhood educator teaching childThis category provides unparalleled access to NAEYC’s robust suite for member benefits.

Member benefits at the Premium level includes all the benefits of a standard membership, plus additional resources and opportunities:  

  • Four complementary publications handpicked by NAEYC and delivered to you during your membership year, as well as one additional publication of your choice. 
  • Subscriptions to both of NAEYC’s award-wining Periodicals: Young Children and Teaching Young Children.
  • Complementary registration for two NAEYC online professional learning course per membership year.
  • Receive exclusive access to VIP events, such as book signings and networking sessions, at NAEYC’s Annual Conference and Professional Learning Institute. 

Family Membership $35

WECA NAEYC Family MembershipThis membership option is designed for members outside of the early learning profession, such as parents, other family members, and advocates. 

Family membership connects you to best practices and learning experiences for young children. Benefits include:  

  • Receive Forward for Kids and Children’s Champion emails—focused on ECE research, policy news and advocacy actions.
  • Access to exclusive NAEYC content specifically for families. Looking for high quality early learning centers? Wondering how best to support your child’s learning once they get home from school? This is the membership option for you!
  • Access to NAEYC’s online Interest Forums, where you can connect with members to learn about specific topics in early childhood.
  • 20% discount on all orders from NAEYC’s online store, as well as access to exclusive member-only sales during the year.
  • Discounted subscriptions to Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Exchange Magazine, Highlights High Five, Highlights Hello, and Education Week.
  • Discounts for a Wisconsin Family Child Care Association membership.
  • Association-sponsored, discounted insurance plans– auto, home and group term life insurance.

When you support WECA/NAEYC with your membership, our capacity to advocate for high quality early childhood education grows stronger! 

  • In Wisconsin, WECA advocates for high quality early care and education by engaging state policymakers through legislative visits, ongoing communications and special forums. WECA sponsors workforce research, and works to build political will for policies that will improve the access to quality early care and education.
  • In D.C. and beyond, NAEYC advocates for high quality early care and education through U.S. Congressional outreach and national public awareness campaigns, including “America for Early Ed”.

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