First Up is the Southeastern chapter of PennAEYC!

PennAEYC is a dynamic membership organization of professionals dedicated to the vision that every child in Pennsylvania has the equal opportunity to be a successful, responsible, and productive member of society because of their early childhood experience.



We envision a society in which early childhood professionals are highly skilled and valued; families have the knowledge, capabilities, and resources to guide their children’s learning; and every young child has a quality start that lasts a lifetime.


We empower and equip early childhood professionals, families, and other adults influential in young children’s lives through training, coaching, and advocating to positively impact educational and developmental outcomes for young children.



Join or Rejoin Now

When you join or rejoin PennAEYC you become part of an organization dedicated to transforming the lives of children through the development and support of the early care and education professionals who guide them. Your membership includes membership with NAEYC, National Association for the Education of Young Children.


PennAEYC Membership pays for itself!
Some membership benefits include:

  • Discounts on NAEYC books, multimedia, posters and resources
  • Digital resources and networking
  • Reduced fees for local, state and national professional development opportunities to support your continued professional growth
  • Access to the leading online resource for early care professionals in PA! Check out the detailed list of member benefits today!

Those interested in learning more about our chapter and membership can contact the Chapter representative Charlene Nolten at


Join or Rejoin online using your credit card through the NAEYC website. Be sure to select PennAEYC as your affiliate choice.

Join or Rejoin by US mail
Complete the PennAEYC Membership Application and mail it to PennAEYC office at PennAEYC
Attn: Membership
320 Market Street, Ste 473E
Harrisburg, PA 17101



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