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Early Childhood Art Educators (ECAE)–Established 2000
Purpose: To define and establish the role of the Early Childhood Art Educators as a special interest group of NAEA; to conduct programs of professional activities at state and national levels concerning appropriate art education practices for children from 0-8 years; to inform State Associations and NAEA of current issues and research relevant to the area of early childhood education; to provide leadership in art education for young children to early childhood professional organizations, museums and other organizations involved with programs for young children; to develop materials and provide information about appropriate art education practices for the early childhood years.