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Maryland AEYC offers members:

  • Professional development opportunities
  • A chance to connect with other professionals in your community
  • A voice in early care and education policy issues
  • Accreditation support

MDAEYC Values: 
1. To address and support the best interests of the child, particularly all of Maryland’s children and especially those in non-parental care, through accessible high quality and developmentally appropriate programs and practices.
2. Improve public and governmental understanding, appreciation, and respect for the early childhood professionals who teach and care for Maryland’s children.
3. Improved competency, continuity, and enthusiasm of those professionals caring for and providing services to children and their families, through high quality and accessible education, skill development, and compensation, including pay, benefits, and working conditions. 

Upcoming Event Notice

Maryland Family Network’s annual advocacy event for early childhood educators in Annapolis is Monday, January 30 from 4-9pm To attend, learn how to earn PAU’s, and for more information, please register at http://www.marylandfamilynetwork.org/event/2017-evening-childrens-advocacy-annapolis/. Deadline to register is Monday, January 23rd.

WE CAN HELP YOU GET THERE! The Organization of Child Care Directors, Maryland Association for the Education of Young Children, & the Maryland State Family Child Care Association are sponsoring bus transportation to and from this event.

We Can Help You Get There

  • ***Free for OCCD members, $10 for non-members***
  • Meet at Montgomery Mall Parking Lot by Sears by 2:45pm
  • The bus will leave for Annapolis promptly at 2:55pm and return by 10:00pm
  • We will get to Annapolis at 4pm, where we will register with MFN and then break into smaller groups until 6pm for appointments we have made for our bus group with legislators
  • MFN and the event sponsors provide registrants a free box dinner between 5 and 6pm
  • Get a tour of the Maryland State House at 6pm
  • Watch the General Assembly in action from 8-8:45pm; then we board the bus by 9pm to return
  • To sign up for the bus, OCCD members can email shaun@rockspringcc.com with the information on the form below. Non-members should fill out the form below and send it in with your check. We will send you a confirmation email to let you know it was received and that you have a spot.

Space is limited, so sign up as soon as possible! Click here for Sign Up Form


Maryland Early Childhood Career Guide