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


 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. 

Week of the Young Child is here!

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This week we are celebrating the Week of the Young Child (WOYC) from April 10th through the 16th!

Discover ways to celebrate on the NAEYC website, and follow us on facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to see how OCAEYC members are celebrating children.

Are you posting about your WOYC events and activities? Be sure to tag them with #woyc21 and #ocaeyc!

Support Our Work

You can donate to OCAEYC and support our work. Donations are used to provide professional training and support to early educators which includes an annual conference, workshops, and scholarships to conferences. It also allows us to expand our ability to advocate for public policy that supports the well-being and success of children. Visit our About Us page to learn more about who we are and the work we do.

You can also support our work by choosing the Orange County Association for the Education of Young Children as your charitable organization when you shop on Amazon Smile.

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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. If you are a Childcare provider who is currently open and would like to be added to the database, please contact Early Childhood OC.

List of Open Sites Here
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