Helping Families And Educators Help Their Children
The Appalachian Early Childhood Network
works to build an environment that supports quality, affordable early care and education for families in Appalachia.
AECN offers a variety of professional development opportunities both online and in person for early childhood professionals seeking a Child Development Associate (CDA), Commonwealth Child Care Credential, or regulatory training hours. We welcome child care, preschool, and Head Start programs, as well as any others involved in the early childhood field.
Find Child Care
It can be difficult to decide which child care option is the best fit for your family. Find out more about the different types available and what high-quality child care looks like.
Get Updates From AECN!
AECN provides support to those interested in opening a family child care home. We have tools and resources to help you get started!
Read more about our trainings, technical assistance and advocacy.
Brushy Fork Leadership Institute September 22-23,2022
KAECE “RISE UP” Conference
Partner Spotlight: Save the Children
Teacher Time is BACK!
Families in Appalachia have access to quality affordable early care and education that leads to all children reaching their fullest potential.