Who are GAEYC members?

GAEYC members are a network of professionals who want to make a difference for young children. They want to learn more about early childhood and connect with other early childhood professionals. The board and membership reflect Georgia’s diversity with representation from many cultural and ethnic orientations; urban, suburban and rural perspectives; a full range of early care and education professions; as well as parents, advocates and individuals concerned with quality education for Georgia’s children.

Why join GAEYC?

GAEYC membership is one of the best bargains around for your ongoing professional development. Click here to see a list of membership benefits, depending on which membership package and level you choose.

Membership Packages and Prices

GAEYC has different categories of membership to fit your needs. You can become a member of GAEYC through our national affiliate, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), or through our regional affiliate, the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) — or you can choose to affiliate with both. Each association has benefits for members, including reduced rates on conference registration and publications.


Option 1: Join GAEYC and NAEYC

Join GAEYC & NAEYC

Option 2: Join GAEYC and SECA

  • Entry Membership: $30
  • Group Membership: $30/person for 5 staff members from the same program
Join GAEYC & SECA

Option 3: Join GAEYC, NAEYC, and SECA

Members who join GAEYC and NAEYC get a discount on SECA membership! SECA membership is only $22 if you are a GAEYC/NAEYC member.

  • Entry Membership: $30 + $22 = $52
  • Standard Membership : $69 + $22 = $91
  • Premium Membership: $150 + $22 = $172
Join GAEYC, NAEYC, & SECA

Each membership category has different benefits. Check out the list below to see what you will get for your membership dollars. Ready to join, or want to know the cost of membership? See below.

Membership Options


Entry Membership Benefits

Entry Members: If you join GAEYC and NAEYC only

  • Subscription to GAEYC email listserv and quarterly newsletters with content related to local events, career fairs, higher education programs, & professional development resources.
  • One-time discounted registration to a GAEYC professional development training other than the conference
  • Can serve on GAEYC Board of Directors and vote at GAEYC annual business meeting
  • Access to NAEYC’s members-only tailored digital content via e-newsletters, the NAEYC app, webinars, and member content on NAEYC.org
  • Access to new, revitalized, highly engaging Interest Forums
  • Access to insurance programs through NAEYC (brokered by Forest T. Jones/TIE)
  • 20% discount in NAEYC’s online store
  • Pride of being a member and connecting with other early childhood professionals

Entry Members: If you join GAEYC and SECA only

  • Subscription to GAEYC email listserv and quarterly newsletters with content related to local events, career fairs, higher education programs, & professional development resources
  • One-time discounted registration to a GAEYC professional development training other than the conference
  • Can serve on GAEYC Board of Directors and vote at GAEYC annual business meeting
  • Three digital issues of Dimensions of Early Childhood and Dimensions Extra, a supplement to Dimensions
  • Monthly informational emails from SECA containing timely, practical tips and printouts for early childhood professionals and parents
  • Discounts on SECA Training, the annual conference, and professional publications and products
  • Pride of being a member and connecting with other early childhood professionals

If you join GAEYC, NAEYC, and SECA

  • Subscription to GAEYC email listserv and quarterly newsletters with content related to local events, career fairs, higher education programs, & professional development resources.
  • One-time discounted registration to a GAEYC professional development training other than the conference
  • Can serve on GAEYC Board of Directors and vote at GAEYC annual business meeting
  • Access to NAEYC’s members-only tailored digital content via e-newsletters, the NAEYC app, webinars, and member content on NAEYC.org
  • Access to new, revitalized, highly engaging Interest Forums
  • Access to insurance programs through NAEYC (brokered by Forest T. Jones/TIE)
  • 20% discount in NAEYC’s online store
  • 3 digital issues of Dimensions of Early Childhood and Dimensions Extra, a supplement to Dimensions
  • Monthly informational emails from SECA containing timely, practical tips and printouts for early childhood professionals and parents
  • Discounts on SECA Training, the annual conference, and professional publications and products
  • Pride of being a member and connecting with other early childhood professionals
  • Discounted SECA membership when already a member of GAEYC and NAEYC

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Standard Membership Benefits

Standard Members: If you join GAEYC and NAEYC only

  • All of the benefits listed under “GAEYC and NAEYC only” in the Entry-Level category
  • Discounts on registration for GAEYC Institutes, training, and the Annual GAEYC Together for Children Conference
  • Complimentary registration for one NAEYC online professional development course per year
  • Registration discounts for NAEYC conferences
  • Subscription to one NAEYC print publication of choice (Young Children or Teaching Young Children)
  • Receives one complimentary book (NAEYC-selected) per year
  • Select opportunities for advanced registration for events and professional learning opportunities

Standard Members: If you join GAEYC and SECA only

  • All of the benefits listed under “GAEYC and SECA only” in the Entry-Level category
  • Discounts on registration for GAEYC Institutes, training, and the Annual GAEYC Together for Children Conference

Standard Members: If you join GAEYC, NAEYC, and SECA

  • All of the benefits listed under “GAEYC, NAEYC, and SECA” in the Entry-Level category
  • Discounts on registration for GAEYC Institutes, training, and the Annual GAEYC Together for Children Conference
  • Complimentary registration for one NAEYC online professional development course per year
  • Registration discounts for NAEYC conferences
  • Subscription to one NAEYC print publication of choice (Young Children or Teaching Young Children)
  • Receives one complimentary book (NAEYC-selected) per year
  • Select opportunities for advanced registration for events and professional learning opportunities
  • Discounted SECA membership when already a member of GAEYC and NAEYC

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Premium Membership Benefits

Premium Members: If you join GAEYC and NAEYC only

  • All of the  benefits listed under “GAEYC and NAEYC only” in the Standard-Level category
  • Exclusive access to GAEYC special events
  • Complimentary registration for two NAEYC online professional development courses per year
  • Subscription to both NAEYC print publications (Young Children and Teaching Young Children)
  • Select opportunities for advanced registration for events and professional learning opportunities
  • Four complimentary books (NAEYC-selected) per year
  • Access to additional opportunities for special sales
  • Early access to NAEYC member-only events (e.g., book signings)
  • Exclusive invitations to NAEYC VIP events and recognition at NAEYC events

Premium Members: If you join GAEYC and SECA only

  • All of the benefits listed under “GAEYC and SECA only” in the Standard-Level category
  • Exclusive access to GAEYC special events

Premium Members: If you join GAEYC, NAEYC, and SECA

  • All of the  listed under “GAEYC, NAEYC, and SECA” in the Standard-Level category
  • Exclusive access to GAEYC special events
  • Complimentary registration for two NAEYC online professional development courses per year
  • Subscription to both NAEYC print publications (Young Children and Teaching Young Children)
  • Select opportunities for advanced registration for events and professional learning opportunities
  • Four complimentary books (NAEYC-selected) per year
  • Access to additional opportunities for special sales
  • Early access to NAEYC member-only events (e.g., book signings)
  • Exclusive invitations to NAEYC VIP events and recognition at NAEYC events
  • Discounted SECA membership when already a member of GAEYC and NAEYC

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Family Membership Benefits

If you join GAEYC and NAEYC only

  • All of the entry-level benefits listed under “GAEYC and NAEYC only” above, customized for families

If you join GAEYC and SECA only

  • SECA does not offer a family membership option

If you join GAEYC, NAEYC, and SECA

  • All of the entry-level benefits listed under “GAEYC and NAEYC only” above, customized for families
  • Discounted SECA membership when already a member of GAEYC and NAEYC

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Group Membership Benefits

If you join GAEYC and NAEYC only

  • NAEYC does not offer a separate group membership option
  • NAEYC membership belongs to the individual

If you join GAEYC and SECA only

  • Entry-level benefits listed under “GAEYC and SECA only” above for 5 staff members
  • Membership belongs to the business.
  • Can replace staff who leave with a new person in the same position at no cost
  • One print copy of Dimensions of Early Childhood for every 5 members

If you join GAEYC, NAEYC, and SECA

  • All of the entry-level benefits listed under “GAEYC, NAEYC, and SECA” above
  • Can replace staff who leave with a new person in the same position at no cost for SECA membership only (NAEYC membership is non-transferrable)
  • One print copy of Dimensions of Early Childhood for every 5 members
  • Discounted SECA membership when already a member of GAEYC and NAEYC

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Ready to join, or want to know the cost of membership? Click here to go to the membership page.