Membership FAQs

Why should I join ACEI?

When you join ACEI, you become part of a dynamic community working to advance education around the world and expand your knowledge about children’s education around the world, share your experiences, network with like-minded educators, and receive critical education information and resources.

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Which membership level should I choose?

GREEN level is for individuals who prefer to receive communications from ACEI electronically. This includes electronic subscriptions to Childhood Education Innovations (6 issues per year) and the Journal of Research in Childhood Education (4 issues per year). 

BLUE level is for individuals and includes print and online subscriptions to Childhood Education Innovations (6 issues per year) and the Journal of Research in Childhood Education (4 issues per year). 

GOLD level is for organizations, child care centers, schools, institutions and companies. This level includes all of the offerings of the GREEN and BLUE levels plus a certificate of membership that can be displayed in your organization or center. 

For all of the levels, a one or two year membership is available.

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When does my membership start and what documentation do I receive?

Membership becomes active as soon as the payment is processed. When payments are made online, this happens immediately. Membership will expire one or two years from the date of joining. You will receive an email confirmation with an attachment of your membership letter. Please save this letter for future use.

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What form of payments are accepted?

Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard and Discover) are accepted, as well as ACH payments (electronic check). US bank checks and money orders are also accepted.

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What if I prefer not to join online?

You may also mail us your membership application and payment. Click here to download a membership form.

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How can I access my online subscriptions?

Immediately after joining, a webpage will appear with links to access online articles. In addition, your confirmation email will also include these links. When each issue of Childhood Education: Innovations is released, you will receive an email with a link to the full digital issue.

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What can I access with an online account?

Creating an online account is optional. With an online account, you can update your contact information, view your transactions, print receipts and member documentation. You can also establish a recurring payment to renew your membership automatically each year.

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Is ACEI membership refundable or transferable?

No, ACEI membership is nonrefundable and nontransferable.

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