SDAEYC - South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children
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Chapter Coverage Areas

Black Hills Chapter of AEYC
Capitol Connections Chapter of AEYC
Dakota Midland Chapter of AEYC
Dakota Prairie Chapter of AEYC
East Central Chapter of AEYC
Missouri Valley Chapter of AEYC
Siouxland Chapter of AEYC


Chair- Alyssa Erickson

Your Professional Organization
The South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children offers a number of valuable services and excellent opportunities for early childhood educators to get together and exchange ideas. Your involvement in South Dakota AEYC demonstrates your commitment to professional growth and improvement in the lives of young children. South Dakota AEYC is committed to meeting your needs by providing you with high quality member services and benefits. Belonging to an organization that offers you increased knowledge and skills that will result in professional growth and success is what matters most.coloring

Membership Benefits
Make the most of your membership and get involved! Your willingness to get involved plays an important role in maintaining programs and projects that will benefit young children. Membership in South Dakota AEYC also includes membership in NAEYC and your local chapter.


  • Regularly Scheduled Meetings
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Local Workshops/Training Events
  • Accreditation Information and Training
  • Public Policy News
  • Networking with other Early Childhood Professionals
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Scholarships


  • State Conference featuring keynote speakers and workshops on early childhood topics
  • Reduced registration fees at state conferences
  • Professional Development Training
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Accreditation Information and Training
  • Public Policy News
  • State newsletter published three times a year
  • Scholarships for Members
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NAEYC - The National Level
You receive the benefits of membership in South Dakota AEYC, it’s local affiliate, and Midwest AEYC, plus

  • 5 issues of Young Children or Teaching Young Children
  • Access to a digital version of Young Children as well as articles, professional development resources and research-based information on the membership are of the NAEYC site
  • Member pricing on books, brochures, posters and video’s on NAEYC’s Online Store
  • Reduced registration fees at NAEYC-sponsored conferences and seminars
  • Reduced subscription fees for the highly respected Early Childhood Research Quarterly
  • Benefit opportunities to participate in various insurance plans designed to meet your personal and professional needs, including professional liability insurance - and an Association-sponsored credit card service from MBNA
  • Members joining or renewing at the comprehensive level also receive 6 books immediately following their release by NAEYC
Join or renew today!
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4701 S Wassom Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57106   Email:  Phone: 605-430-4268