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National:

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization. To learn more about NAEYC, please go to: http://www.naeyc.org/

Statewide:

California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) is a non-profit organization, the California affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). CAEYC supports quality early care and education for all children, from birth through age eight, and promotes excellence in early childhood education wherever children grow and learn. To learn more about CAEYC, please go to: http://caeyc.org/main/page/navhome

Local:

The Long Beach/Lakewood Family Child Care Association is a nonprofit organization created by and for family child care providers. The purpose of the Association is to promote professionalism, support quality family child care and serve as advocates for the welfare of children. To learn more about The Long Beach/Lakewood Family Child Care Association, please go to: http://www.lblakewoodchildcare.org/

Beach Cities Association for the Education of Young Children (BCAEYC) is the local affiliate for NAEYC. BCAEYC serves the Local Long Beach and South Bay Area. To learn more about BCAEYC please go to: http://childrencenter.lbcc.edu/BCAEYC.cfm

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Photo of Ruth Banks Ruth Banks -
Family Child Care Provider

Photo of Catherine Scott Catherine Scott
President of Long Beach/Lakewood Family Childcare Association

Photo of Stacy Smith Stacy Smith
President of Beach Cities AEYC 2009 - 2011

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