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Promoting excellence in early care and education services for New York State children and families, through education, advocacy and the support of the profession.


All children in New York State have access to high quality early care and education programs with sufficient resources to meet children’s physical, educational, and social/emotional needs in environments that support diversity.


The National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. NAEYC’s mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources.


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