The National Association for the Education of Young Children was foundied in 1926 in Washington D.C. as a means for improving the quality and value of nursery education. Its original name was the National Association for Nursery Education until it was changed in 1964. The association works through the publication of journals and books as well as holding two national conferences each year. It is also active in public policy development and accreditation.
In 1981, Indiana State University was made the location of the repository of the NAEYC's archives. Since then, the president and other members of the NAEYC's Governing Board periodically deposit materials in the repository. Among these materials are publications which consists of pamphlets, journals (Young Children, Teaching Young Children, and the Early Childhood REsearch Quarterly), and books. There are also conference brochures and reports, minutes and reports of governing board meetings, policy papers, accreditation projects, and resource guides. There is also recordings of speeches given at the conferences.
Series 1: Conferences
Series 2: Cassettes
Series 3: Pamphlets
Series 4: Administrative Correspondence
Series 5: Meeting Minutes
Series 6: Affiliates
Series 7: Newsletters
Series 8: Policies
Series 9: Resource Guides
Series 10: Early Childhood Research Quarterly
Series 11: Governing Board Meetings
Series 12: Center Accreditation Project (CAP)
Series 13: NAEYC Journals
Series 14: NAEYC Books