about us

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.

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.


Become a member Reap the benefits

Anyone interested in promoting the purpose of KAECE may become a member upon payment of annual dues. All members of KAECE are also members of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and are entitled to the privileges of those respective associations.

Read on to learn about the benefits and responsibilities of KAECE membership.

KAECE Awards

Realizing that this takes the dedication of many individuals and groups to serve the needs of Kentucky's young children and their families, KAECE offers annual awards to recognize these efforts. These awards are presented annually at the Fall Institute.

  • Outstanding teacher
  • Child care provider
  • Student scholarship
  • Outstanding administrator
  • Family Involvement
  • Corporate/Business
  • Legislative/Policy
  • Marian B. Hamilton Memorial
  • Early childhood recognition

contact us

We are always happy to hear from our community! You may contact us generally at business@kaece.org or find the board member that you are looking for.

Get in touch !

(859) 246-6616
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