Membership Categories

ACEI offers several membership options tailored to suit your individual professional needs:

Membership Benefits

Select a Basic Membership and receive:

  • A subscription to four issues of the Early Years Bulletin.
  • Childhood Explorer - ACEI's new e-publication that explores the lives of children around the world.
  • A subscription to monthly ACEI E-news, which provides international education highlights, links to resources and events. (e-mail address required).
  • Savings on registration to ACEI events.
  • Opportunities to join with colleagues through ACEI Network Groups.
  • Access to discounts on insurance plans, including professional liability, health, car, and life.
  • Access to 6 free hours of online training from CCEI.
  • A subscription to Education Grant Express, which provides information on upcoming funding opportunities.

Upgrade to a Professional Membership and receive:

  • A subscription to Childhood Education (six issues per year).
  • Unlimited online access to back issues of Childhood Education; over 90 years of information and research about children and education.
  • ACEI Engage – Advocacy alerts on timely public policy issues relating to childhood education and children’s rights from sources worldwide.

Upgrade to Professional Plus Membership and receive:

  • A subscription to the popular Journal of Research in Childhood Education (four issues per year) at a special dues rate, which includes full access to hundreds of JRCE research articles available through an online archive.
  • International Research Bulletin, providing global news and events from international research institutes and associations and offering policy to practice implications. This bulletin is delivered biannually via email. (Two times per year.)

Organization Membership allows all types of organizations to affiliate with ACEI in support of our mission enhancing childhood education and children’s rights worldwide.

  • A banner for you to place on your website showing that your organization is a member of ACEI.
  • Permission to use articles published by ACEI in our journals, newsletters, and website, including links to materials on the ACEI website, for nonprofit, educational purposes.
  • Opportunities to share information about your organization's activities in ACEI's E-news or the membership newsletter, the ACEI Exchange.
  • When offered, a space for displaying your organization's program information at a sharing table at ACEI's main conference event.

One-year Dues

Two-year Dues

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Students are eligible for a reduced rate on Professional Membership. Students must be currently enrolled in an associate, bachelor, or master’s degree program at an accredited institution. Students enrolled in a Ph.D. program are not eligible for the ACEI student rate. Students are required to provide the name of the college or university, their student identification number, and estimated graduation date on their membership application.

Upon graduation, student members are eligible for a one-year professional membership upgrade at the student member rate of $35.

A Retired membership rate for Professional Membership is offered only to individuals who have been ACEI members for five years or more and are no longer employed in their professional career.