For more information on the Southern Early Childhood Association or to register for the SECA confernce, click HERE to be redirected to SECA's website. 


ECAO Board Elections are coming!! Below you will see bios for the candidates:


  If you are not a member of ECAO, we would love for you to join. When you join ECAO, you also get memberships to NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and SECA (Southern Early Childhood Association), with all the benefits of all three organizations. Click the membership tab above for more information.




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  ECAO Mission Statement

The Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma’s mission is to connect professionals, build leadership, and support those committed to the needs, rights, quality care, education and well being of young children and their families. 





The Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma promotes our values of professionalism by:

  • Building the commitment, loyalty, and enthusiasm of people by providing opportunities for participation, contribution, and building consensus on critical issues;

  • Valuing and respecting individuals with diverse viewpoints and perspectives who share a commitment to the education and development of young children;

  • Encouraging and supporting a strong network of chapters that provide leadership and professional growth opportunities at the community and state levels;

  • Supporting the development of individuals’ professional competence and attitudes;

  • Building and maintaining a strong organizational structure to provide leadership, coordination and services. 

SECA Website  


 Marian Wright Edelman's visit was rescheduled due to illness and a snow storm in the North East. She has planned on rescheduling, but the date and time have yet to be released.  Updates will be posted as soon as they are available. As before this will be free to the public. More information may be obtained by calling (405) 208-4956 or go to www2.okcu.edu/speakers/upcoming.aspx .






NAEYC Website



Contact Information:

 Mailing address: 7777 S. May Ave.

c/o Oklahoma City Community College Child Development and Lab School

Oklahoma City, OK 73159

Phone: 405-682-1611 ext. 7751