Welcome to the Arkansas Early Childhood Association

AECA is a non-profit organization comprised of early childhood professionals and parents who share a common concern about the well-being of young children and their families.


For more than 50 years AECA has worked for quality care and education for the children of Arkansas. In conjunction with its affiliation with the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA), a 13 state regional organization, our goal is to:


  • Expand professional growth opportunities
  • Produce beneficial publications
  • Support public policy issues for southern children


To communicate best practices and the latest developments to its membership AECA offers:


  • Annual conference
  • Newsletter
  • Website

AECA is your early childhood professional organization; join Arkansas colleagues today to receive the benefits of membership and become part of a group of professionals working hard for children and families.

In the spotlight:

Thank you to all of our 2016 Candidates! We appreciate everyone's willingness to run for office and value their commitment to the early childhood profession and the Arkansas early childhood community.

2016 Winning Candidates

Dawn Jeffrey - President Elect
Paul Lazenby - Treasurer
LesLee Jones - Member at Large

Notification to Members of a Dues Increase

From the AECA Board

In July, the AECA Board of Directors voted to increase the annual AECA dues from $30 to $35 per year for regular members and from $25 to $30 per year for student members. The dues increase will be effective beginning September 1, 2015. This notification is being provided according to the By-laws of the Association. AECA By-laws: Article IV—Dues

Dues for each class of membership shall be determined by the Executive Board.  The membership shall be informed through the local affiliate boards and in the Arkansas Early Childhood Association publication by April 1 for dues alteration effective the following September 1. (AECA Policies and Procedures, page 6


The Arkansas Early Childhood Association is a state affiliate of the Southern Early Childhood Association

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Arkansas Early Childhood Association
P. O. Box 2898
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 221-2635


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