Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children ( Anchorage AEYC ) leads families, professionals, policy makers, and members of our communities to promote a vision of all young children living and learning in a diverse and supportive world.Anchorage AEYC is an Alaskan affiliate formed under the National Association for the Education of Young Children ( NAEYC ). NAEYC was founded in 1926 with Anchorage organizing an affiliate in December 1970. Anchorage AEYC promotes quality care and education for young children and their families by offering professional development opportunities to early childhood educators and by supporting families and those who have a vested interested in the young children of our community. In addition, Anchorage AEYC participates in the development of standards which strive to ensure high quality programs for young children. Anchorage AEYC supports advocacy by disseminating information about public policies and pending legislation and interpreting issues and alternatives at the local, state, and national level. Anchorage AEYC collaborates with community members, organizations and agencies to meet the needs of young children and their families.