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The Orange County Association for the education of Young Children (OCAEYC) is a proud NAEYC Affiliate representing early childhood educators in Orange County, California.

Looking for Childcare During COVID-19?

Early Childhood OC is maintaining a list of open child care sites for essential workers during the COVID-19 crisis. The searchable database features child care centers and family child care homes that are currently open and serving children from birth through age 12. The site, which includes resources for payment assistance, will be updated every Friday. 

 OCAEYC is a critical part of the early childhood education system in Orange County. We work with our partners to make sure you have access to quality training and information, a professional and social network of early educators, and local savings and services. Most of all, we are working to create a community of leaders that will keep you connected, inspired, and supported. Thank you for nurturing and educating Orange County’s youngest children. The work that you do is extremely critical to the future of this community. 


Every day, early educators are making a difference in the lives of young children. NAEYC supports the work of these remarkable individuals by serving as their voice and by passionately advocating for what we know to be right for children and for educators. NAEYC also does this by offering a robust suite of national resources, as well as local offerings from our network of Affiliates across the country. NAEYC members have access to cutting-edge content and professional development to support their career growth. Through our online communities, publications, and events, you are connected to peers and the most notable thought leaders in the early learning field.