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1.  Everything to Know About NAEYC Membership and Your Member Benefits

Posted 02-27-2018 05:37 PM

Dear community members,


We wanted to start a thread where you can ask questions and find lots of useful information on NAEYC's member benefits. We are happy to know that many of you are excited to receive your tangible benefits, and have seen many questions asking when they will arrive to your mailbox.

While your digital benefits such as Hello and the digital versions of Young Children and Teaching Young Children are available right away, there can sometimes be a gap in when you receive the first print copy of your selected publication, depending on the date you joined and the publication date of the resource.

Below we've outlined NAEYC print resources, including membership cards, periodicals, and books that we hope will help explain the rhythm of delivery.


Printed Membership Benefits

Membership Cards: Every member, regardless of membership level, receives a printed membership card. These cards are printed and mailed twice a month. It normally takes 4 to 6 weeks to receive the printed membership card.

Please note: If you are joining NAEYC as a new member, you will receive your membership card in a white NAEYC envelope. Renewing members receive a brightly colored fold-over packet which contains your membership certificate and card, as shown below.

Journal/Magazine: There are five issues of Young Children (YC) and Teaching Young Children (TYC) published per year. Standard level members receive one publication of their choice. Premium level members receive both publications. The schedule for each publication is as follows:


TYC - Feb/March, April/May, August/Sept, Oct/Nov, and Dec/Jan. There is no June/July issue.

YC - March, May, July, September and November. There is no January issue.


Depending on your join date, choice of publications and membership level (for books) there may be a delay in receiving your first issue. This means if you join on October 15, your first YC would not arrive until March of the following year.  Similarly if you join May 10th, your first TYC would not arrive until August.


However, note that digital access is available from the moment you join: members can access these publications online in an ever-growing full-text archive that currently focuses on the most recent issues and the most popular articles from the last several years (See the past issues of TYC and the past issues of YC). In addition, Standard and Premium members have full access to an archive of YC through JSTOR (an online, academic library) that dates back to 1956.


Books: Standard members receive one book benefit per membership year. Premium members receive four books and one coupon to redeem a book of their choosing from NAEYC's online store. The shipping schedule for these books vary based on publication dates. The next book for both Standard and Premium level members, Ethics and the Early Childhood Educator: Using the NAEYC Code, Third Edition will ship in March 2018.

Go to NAEYC.org/members-only/ to learn more about all of your exclusive member benefits. If you have any questions about your benefits, please contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-424-2460, option 4.



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Gill Walker
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Washington DC
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2.  RE: Everything to Know About NAEYC Membership and Your Member Benefits

Posted 02-28-2018 12:02 PM
Thank you so much.  This is very helpful information for those of us who are new members.  It saves me an email :)  Thanks again.

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Kamica Barnes
Costa Mesa CA
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3.  RE: Everything to Know About NAEYC Membership and Your Member Benefits

Posted 03-04-2018 08:57 PM
Is there a way to upgrade memberships?  To be honest, it is difficult for a new user to figure out how to gain membership.  It took me a while to figure out one must go to the online store, then search for membership options, then add to cart, then check the cart out.  That is a lengthy process for someone wishing to join.  I joined at the $30 level but would like to upgrade.  That simply isn't an option for me to complete online.  I get a message that I cannot proceed.  Is there a way to upgrade my membership or will I need to call into the headquarters?

Thank You,
Leslie

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Leslie Frei

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4.  RE: Everything to Know About NAEYC Membership and Your Member Benefits

Posted 03-06-2018 09:24 AM
Leslie, I'm sorry to hear you had difficulty in joining but we are very glad to have you as a part of the NAEYC family. Thank you for your input! We are constantly evaluating our processes and this feedback is very helpful. Unfortunately, you cannot upgrade your membership online at this time. Our customer care team would be happy to help you, just call 1-800-424-2460 option 4. I will also personally make sure they get your information and reach out if they do not hear from you first.

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Gill Walker
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Washington DC
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5.  RE: Everything to Know About NAEYC Membership and Your Member Benefits

Posted 03-22-2018 12:19 PM
So, I've just become a premium member, and have searched and searched for access to the online publications... ?! Everything I go to says I need to subscribe or become a member...

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Christie Butcher
Pre-K Coordinator
Regional Office of Education #12
Robinson IL
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6.  RE: Everything to Know About NAEYC Membership and Your Member Benefits

Posted 03-22-2018 12:39 PM
Hi Christine,

I'm sorry you've had trouble accessing the members-only content.  I reached out to you via email about troubleshooting your issue and I believe I've solved it for you.  Please let me know in that direct email chain if the problem is solved.

best,

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Community Manager
Washington DC
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7.  RE: Everything to Know About NAEYC Membership and Your Member Benefits

Posted 30 days ago
Dear Hello Community,

As an NAEYC member, you may not be aware of the wide range of insurance discounts and benefits offered to you through the Trust for Insuring Educators (TIE). As a member, you receive special rates and discounts on plans designed just for you. A few examples of these plans include:


  • Group Term Life Plan: Take advantage of our discounted rates to get up to $1 million in coverage. New members receive a special email offer within 60 days of joining.
  • Home and Property Insurance: Sign up with GEICO at www.geico.com/TIE or call 800-368-2734 to save even more on GEICO's already low rates.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: A must for any educator! Choose either $1 million or $2 million in coverage that covers a wide range of risks that educators face. Rates start at an unbeatable $94 a year-less than $8 a month.

Visit  www.ftj.com/NAEYC  to learn about the other discounts and options available to you or call 800-821-7303 to learn more.



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Gill Walker
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Washington DC
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8.  RE: Everything to Know About NAEYC Membership and Your Member Benefits

Posted 9 days ago

NAEYC is proud to provide Professional Development opportunities as one of the many member benefits we offer. It is also one of the most in-demand benefits for our members. Offering high-quality training is essential to our mission of helping you advance your career and ensuring the children you serve have the best education possible.


In order to meet that goal, we provide unparalleled live and face-to-face training opportunities, webinars, and on-demand courses. These resources make sure you receive the training you need, on YOUR schedule.


Take advantage of opportunities such as:

  • Interactive online modules where you decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Premium Members receive two and Standard Members receive one free module with their memberships.
  • Paid and free webinars covering a variety of timely content based on books, publications, and more.re!
  • In person trainings held throughout the year at NAEYC headquarters where you will refine specific skills based on the training topic.
  • Discounts to signature NAEYC events to engage in-person with your peers and learn from established professionals in the field.

Visit NAEYC.org/resources/pd or email training@naeyc.org to get started!

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Gill Walker
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Washington DC
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