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  • For more than 80 years, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has worked to raise the quality of programs for all children from birth through age eight. A major part of NAEYC's efforts to improve early childhood education is through different systems of accreditation for programs that are committed to meeting national standards of quality:


2017 South Dakota AEYC Awards

readingProfessional development and the recognition of excellence are of critical importance to the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children (SDAEYC).  The SDAEYC awards celebrate those dedicated to the field of early childhood education and acknowledge dedicated professionals whose work impacts the quality of care and early education for young children in inclusive settings and their families. 

The Awards Committee is seeking nominations for four honorary awards to be given at the annual SDAEYC Conference. Evidence of philosophy and activities should be presented in the description of outstanding service and in the letter of support from peers and/or students. 

Consider nominating a deserving individual today!


Week Of Young Children 2018: Celebrating our Youngest Learners!

Week of the Young Child is April 16-20, 2018!  Tools and information for Week of the Young Child are available help you plan exciting events to celebrate children and raise awareness of their needs. Check out for resources and start planning ways to spread the word that the EARLY YEARS ARE LEARNING YEARS!

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