The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age eight, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the association includes nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than fifty affiliates, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential. As a brand, NAEYC reflects our values, core beliefs, and position statements, which include developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), the Code of Ethical Conduct, professional standards, program standards, advancing equity, and promoting diversity. NAEYC has a significant online and social media presence as well as two conferences; NAEYC’s fall conference is the largest early childhood gathering in the world.