Professional or Student Membership

Please refer to the following membership details and choose the appropriate membership:

Professional Member

Any person who:

  • is an early childhood educator certified to work in the Province of Alberta; or
  • is a present employee of a licensed child care program in the Province of Alberta; or
  • is a present contract holder or employee of an approved family day home agency in the Province of Alberta; or
  • is a person delivering post-secondary early childhood education and care courses in the Province of Alberta; or
  • is a person working in support of licensed or contracted child care providers in Alberta.

Student Member

Any person who is a student enrolled in a publicly-funded, post-secondary educational program related to child care provision in Alberta.

Students enrolled in a full-time, publicly-funded, ELCC post-secondary program in Alberta qualify for a free membership with AECEA. Please contact your program coordinator if you qualify to obtain the discount code. Please note, discount codes change each year on September 1. If you have a discount code that no longer works, please contact your program coordinator to receive a new code.

Professional members participating in the Benefex benefits program qualify for a reduced membership rate. To renew or purchase these memberships please contact the AECEA office at (780) 421-7544 or

Professional Membership is now available with instalment payments of $10.75 + GST per month. If you would like to purchase a Professional Membership via instalments, please go here.

Your Details

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