Welcome to the Southern Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children. We’re working harder than ever to provide you more than ever before. As a proud affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, SAZAEYC is proud to announce a set of brand-new membership categories and benefits to support your professional journey.

Whether you’re new to the field, a seasoned veteran, a student, PhD, or somewhere in between, there is a place for YOU at NAEYC!

    • Entry Level Membership $30 – Your digital-based introduction.
    • Standard Membership $69 – Unparalleled content and benefits.
    • Premium Membership $150 – The best value, the ultimate NAEYC experience.
  • NEW! Family Membership $35 – For families and advocates of young children.

Join SAZAEYC, and together, we’ll go far! Click here to join.

Membership Contact Persons

Lindsey Shotwell, Co-VP of Membership

Paula Buelna-Garza, Co-VP of Membership

Kelly Ann Larkin, SAZAEYC Executive Director
(520) 777-0867

Your membership helps to:
Improve your teaching and learning
Raise the quality of early childhood education programs
Build the early childhood profession
Promote public support and policies for young children

Need to talk with NAEYC about your membership?

If you still have questions about NAEYC membership, send an email to  or call the Customer Care Center at (800) 424-2460, option 4 (9am-5pm, Eastern Time). 

Why do I care about belonging to an “affiliate” and what is an “affiliate” anyway?
Affiliates are the local chapters of the state and national AEYC organization. In Arizona, all NAEYC members not only belong to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, you also have membership in the Arizona state AEYC. Upon registering for membership, you may also have been given the opportunity to join your local affiliate (all for the same registration fee).

Arizona currently has two local affiliates: Arizona AEYC (based in Phoenix) and Southern Arizona AEYC (based in Tucson). Depending upon where you live, by choosing to belong to one of the local affiliates you join their listserv, receive information about their upcoming events, and you have a connection with your local early childhood community.

If you have questions or are not sure whether you are a member of your local affiliate, you can log on to the NAEYC website and check your membership status. You also have the option to join more than one local affiliate, which many members do–especially if they live and work in different areas.

I want more information about NAEYC and membership:
Visit the NAEYC website and/or e-mail  or call (520) 777-0867.