Mission & Philosophy

Serving Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties

The Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) works to support high-quality care and education for young children from birth until age nine across 10 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. PAEYC provides professional development, community resources and advocacy for the needs and rights of children, their families and the individuals who work with them.

PAEYC works to

  • Educate parents, individuals working in the field, and other stakeholders about the best practices in early childhood education, and to help improve the quality of services provided to the children of our region.
  • Communicate the value of early childhood education, so that, as a community, we can make wise investments in the future of our children.
  • Elevate the status of professionals working in the field of early childhood education, so we can continue to attract and retain individuals who are highly skilled and committed to children and their optimal development.

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