The Kentucky Association for Early Childhood Education is an organization which serves and supports early care and education communities to improve the lives of children and their families. Through our commitment to professional development and networking, KAECE values and supports young children, their families, and early care and education professionals. We believe quality early beginnings matter. This is why it is our vision to educate, cooperate and inspire together for children and families of the Commonwealth.
When you join KAECE, you will also become a member of the Southern Early Childhood Association. KAECE has a collaborative partnership with SECA, which is an association made up of thirteen southern states.
As a member of KAECE you can take advantage of reduced registration fees for attendance at SECA and KAECE trainings, conferences, and other association events.
As a member of KAECE and SECA, you will receive publications in the form of digital journals, newsletters, emails, etc., and opportunities for close networking with thirteen other southern state associations.
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My experience with KAECE has grown me professionally. I am surrounded by early childhood giants who enjoy mentoring me professionally. As I grow in leadership, I better understand the value of mentoring.
Maria Rutherford, President
I love paying one price and getting membership in two organizations. I look forward to receiving the monthly book review from SECA through my KAECE membership. KAECE keeps me up to date on what is happening in Kentucky through its monthly newslettter and offers me the opportunity to blog about many different topics
My job as a teacher in a small neighborhood preschool many many years ago lead me to KAECE and SECA. From the first time I got involved with these two organizations I felt empowered to move along my path to leadership in the early childhood community. I can't say it enough... join us to gain loving mentorships and connections with the best in the field. For the love of children and families, of course.