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Organization Profile

Valley of the Sun Early Childhood Association

We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children here in Arizona. Valley of the Sun Early Childhood Association ( was incorporated as an Arizona non-profit in1974 with the mission of serving children, families and educators in greater Phoenix and Maricopa County. We share a proud history of becoming the second national affiliate for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). In 2017, Valley of the Sun became a chapter of Arizona AEYC, joining our colleagues across the state of Arizona. We are a dedicated group of professionals that work to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

Children & Youth Education