Member FAQs

How do I join NMAEYC?

To become a member you can join online through the national NAEYC website by submitting a membership application - learn more here.  You will automatically become a member of NMAEYC once you join NAEYC.

If you prefer, you can instead submit a printable membership application and mail it with your payment to NAEYC, P.O. Box 97156, Washington DC 20090-7156.

How long does it take for a membership to become active?

Members who join online or renew by phone are automatically activated. Members who mail their application should have their membership activated within 2–3 weeks of the receipt of payment.

When will I receive my Membership Welcome Package?

Members can expect to receive their welcome package with membership ID card approximately 3–4 weeks after their membership has been activated.

How long is my membership good for?

An NAEYC membership is good for one year from the time the application is processed. A member can opt to join/renew for three years and receive a 15% discount on the total amount of dues.

How do I renew my membership?

Go to the NAEYC website: http://www.naeyc.org/membership/join

What is the cost of membership?

Membership dues vary by state and community. View dues for New Mexico.

Who can register as a student member?

In order for a new or existing member to join or renew their membership at the student level, they must be registered as a full-time student at a college or university and obtain a valid student ID number from their institution. Members taking non-degree seeking courses must register at the regular membership level.

My center is accredited by NAEYC. Are all the staff of the center automatically members of NAEYC?

No. Membership to NAEYC is on an individual basis and it is not included as part of accreditation. NAEYC does not offer group or organizational membership.

How do I connect with my local chapter within New Mexico?

Please see our map of New Mexico to find the right local affilate or chapter and reach out to your local representative.

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