Washington Association for the Education of Young Children
Promoting Excellence in Early Learning
Our Mission

We provide services to members and advocate for policies that enable individuals and businesses to  provide high-quality early learning experiences for young children. 

Our Vision

Early childhood professionals are well-qualified, competent and highly compensated, and early childhood programs are of high-quality. Systems that nurture and support high-quality are in place, and financial resources for professional development and program operations are available. 

Our Values

WAEYC is dedicated to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights, and well-being of all children as set forth by NAEYC. We value service to children, which is based on knowledge of children development and an understanding of the importance of the child's family, culture and community. 

WAEYC is dedication to inclusiveness both in whom we serve and in our membership. We value inclusiveness, which is based on respect of worth, uniqueness and contributions of each individual. 

WAEYC is dedicated to creating our vision for children. We value work with and on behalf of children, which is based on research, ethics, professional growth, leadership development, and social change.