KAECE exists to serve and support the early care and education community to improve the lives of children and their families.

Through our commitment to professional development and networking, Kentucky Association for Early Childhood Education values and supports young children, their families, and early education professionals. We seek to provide opportunities for the collaboration of individuals and groups who are concerned with appropriate early care and education of young children.

KAECE is open to all early childhood professionals who work with and care for young children and who provide education and resources for these individuals. Examples of groups KAECE supports include caregivers, childcare providers, preschool and primary school teachers, administrators, state and local agency professionals, college and university professors, alongside many others. 

Our members work and advocate at the local, state, and national level on behalf of young children (birth through age eight) and their families. KAECE is an organization where you will not only have the opportunity to participate in numerous professional development activities, but will also have a network of professional friends around the commonwealth to share and learn from.


KAECE is proud to be a state affiliate of the Southern Early Childhood Association