A message from the deaeyc Executive Committee and Executive Director

As a community, we are facing an unprecedented time as we work to keep our communities safe and healthy in the face of the coronavirus. Delawareans are joining millions across the world in confronting decisions that we’ve never had to face. At this time, the Delaware Association for the Education of Young Children, (deaeyc) office in Newark will close from Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 27th to allow employees to continue their work remotely. We value the health and safety of our staff and those we serve and will continue to provide quality customer service during this time.

We know this is a difficult time, and we are working hard to make sure we continue to support the children and families in Delaware in any way we can. We want to assure everyone that we are working to make this as seamless a transition as possible. To that end, NAEYC has just issued an important statement regarding the unprecedented public health crisis we are facing as a nation. We encourage you to use this in your local, state, territory and district advocacy efforts as we address the crisis impacting ECE center and home based programs, and for our colleagues who are on the front lines providing high-quality early learning, care and support of our nation's youngest citizens and their families.


Now is the time to come together to do what’s best for the health and safety of all Delawareans. We are with you and will continue to communicate in the coming days and encourage you to visit our social media pages for more information and updates on this transition.

What is deaeyc?

The Delaware Association for the Education of Young children (deaeyc) is an affiliate of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the leading membership association for those working with and on behalf of children from birth through age eight. Founded in 1969, deaeyc serves and acts on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children and their families in Delaware. deaeyc currently houses T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Delaware, Child Care WAGE$ Delaware, the WK Kellogg projects, and Get Delaware Reading Wilmington, check out their links on our page for more information. deaeyc has also led the state’s Advocacy work for ECE.



A membership in deaeyc allows you the ability to not only become part of a professional organization that promotes quality in early education for Delaware, but it gives you a VOICE! Your involvement in deaeyc demonstrates your commitment of professional growth and improvement to the children of Delaware. A membership in NAEYC and deaeyc go hand in hand which allows you to play a greater role.