Since 1969, the Dallas Association for the Education of Young (DAEYC) has led the way toward excellence in high-quality early care and education in the Dallas area.  Our members include classroom teachers, administrators, parents, teacher educators, and policy makers. 
         Research continues to emphasize the importance of the early years as a critical time for children to have opportunities to develop language, motor, social and emotional skills in the context of play.  DAEYC is committed to promoting professional development and evidence-based best practices in early care and education.
         We are the Dallas affiliate chapter of the National AEYC and Texas AEYC. Join us as we celebrate and advocate of our youngest citizens.

- Dr. Karen Walker and Dr. Josh Thompson, DAEYC Co-Presidents


DAEYC Mission Statement


Dedicated to

Advocacy, Accreditation, and

Excellence in Education for


Children & Early Childhood Professionals





Our own Prerna Richards, Co-President, Dallas AEYC is featured in the most recent NAEYC Member Spotlight!


Member Spotlight: Prerna Richards

"I value NAEYC and my membership. Over the years, attending the Annual Conferences and serving as Co-President of the Dallas AEYC has really prepared me professionally. I am constantly using the resources available, such as TORCH, to help the staff and myself.”   

Prerna Richards, Program Director, Mi Escuelita Preschool in Dallas, TX.  NAEYC member since 1994.


Congratulations, Prerna!



September 19, 2015
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

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