Affiliate #408
Santa Barbara &
San Luis Obispo Counties

Pacific Coast
Association for the Education of Young Children
Affiliate#408 Formerly the Santa Barbara Association for the Education of Young Children

Welcome to the Pacific Coast AEYC Website!
PCAEYC represents Early Care & Education Professionals in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. We advocate for quality, equity and access. We know how critical the first years of life are for brain development and we strive to promote quality child care programs and on-going professional development for our provider professionals.

We are very excited to have such great leadership on the PCAEYC Governing Board. We are committed to providing you with various opportunities to participate in the association and remain up-to-date on the latest advocacy efforts and professional development opportunities.

We invite you to join us at our next membership meeting.


Time for PCAEYC Governing Board Elections. Active / Paid members may vote online here:

What the PCAEYC has done this last year?

Membership Awareness: 
  • Career Fair at Allan Hancock College 
  • Annual Child Development Conference Put on by Children’s Resource & Referral of Santa Barbara County.  (Our board members also conduct trainings at this event on behalf of the PCAEYC.)
  • San Luis Obispo’s Children’s Day in the Plaza 

Sponsored Events:
  • Santa Barbara Leadership Institute  
  • Central Coast Infant Toddler Conference 

What you can do:
Join the Governing Board! Please help PCAEYC and the NAEYC be the leading voice for early childhood education to Congress and other federal entities.  Through the PCAEYS you have the opportunity to promote early childhood policies!

Join the PCAEYC listserv! 
Click here

15th Annual Child Development Conference 
"Supporting Children's Play!   Playful Planned -  Purposeful"
Allan Hancock College
April 16, 2016
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Designed for all early care & education professionals for a day of learning, networking, and resource sharing! Resource & Vendor fair with free literature, information, and giveaways.

Child Care Planning Council for the 38th Annual Children's Day in the Plaza! 

San Luis Obispo's Mission Plaza
April 9, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bring the whole family to San Luis Obispo's Mission Plaza for an engaging, hands-on day of visual, literary, and science activities.

Click here to visit the PCAEYC Calendar
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