The California Association for the
Education of Young Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing excellence
throughout the early care and education profession by uniting educators of young children
and advocating for political and professional leadership. The
California Association for the Education of Young Children Collection dates from
1926 to 2004 and documents the establishment and development of the organization as well as
its programming, outreach, and advocacy on behalf of early childhood caregivers, educators,
students, and families.
The foundation for the California Association for the Education of Young Children began
with a small group of nursery school professionals at Mills College of Oakland, in 1926.
After twenty years of developing separately, the Northern and Southern California
Associations for Nursery Education joined their annual conferences in 1948. By January 1953,
a state association proposal was written. The first annual meeting of the board of directors
was held in 1955. The five regional associations of California Association for Nursery
Education (CANE) became the California Association for the Education of Young Children.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
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commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any
use rests exclusively with the user.
The collection is open for research use.