Take the Anniversary Challenge:

Education in Emergencies

ACEI is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2017.  As this is a monumental year for our organization, we want to set a challenge for our global community that would positively impact the lives of children and the stability of communities worldwide. After considering world events, we decided, as a caring and concerned global community of educators and education advocates, to lend our support to children’s education during emergencies and crisis situations.

We want to hear from you.


History of Kindergarten Video

ACEI has partnered with Froebel USA to produce a film project that will document the history of kindergarten in a series of 6 one-hour long episodes. The International Kindergarten Union (now ACEI) is central to this story as its founding was the culmination of the Kindergarten Movement and the vehicle through which its membership negotiated the future of Kindergarten.


It's Our Anniversary!
Help Us Celebrate!


19 APRIL 2017 AT 6:00-8:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC
Refreshments will be provided.
No cost to attend.
RSVPs are required.



Make a special gift of $125 or more and receive a special commemorative pin and box of gift cards.


Education Through the Years

ACEI Presidents

from 1893-present


ACEI’s work began in 1892, with the effort to promote kindergarten education in the United States and internationally. Since the very beginning, ACEI has been an international organization driven by the belief that education is essential to human development. More than a century later, this core belief remains the same as we look at human development on a global scale and see how education has the power to change lives.