The Texas Association of Education of Young Children (TAEYC) is an affiliate of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As an affiliate of NAEYC, TAEYC shares the vision of the national association and brings it to the state level. TAYEC acknowledges the importance of early education and works to provide quality education to all children in the state of Texas. TAEYC is an advocate for young children as well as for educators and families. TAEYC aims to create a community and network for those in the field of early childhood education to share information and experiences. TAEYC strives to ensure diversity, professional growth as well as collaboration and quality to all educators in the field of early childhood. TAEYC strives to promote and maintain high-quality learning, as well as reasonable compensation for educators and affordable rates for parents.