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Manatee County Chapter

We are your local early childhood chapter of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC), which is affiliated with both the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA).

We serve persons interested in early childhood in Manatee County.

Our Mission

To provide educational opportunities for professionals working with and parents of young children; to promote understanding of growth and development; to increase public awareness of the issues and concerns that affect the lives of young children and their families.

Vision Statement

Children will be cared for in high quality settings with well-trained professional staff.  Staff will receive compensation and respect commensurate with the importance of the work they do with young children.  Children will be socially, emotionally and cognitively ready with a love for learning.  Parents will have accessible, affordable and available quality child care.

Value Statement

Compassion, mutual support and integrity guide the Manatee County Chapter to provide educational opportunities and to increase public awareness of issues and concerns that effect young children and their families.  The Manatee County Chapter is dedicated to professionalism among staff and excellence in quality childcare.

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