The Dallas Area Association of Early Childhood Christian Educators was formed in 2020 to serve faith-based preschools and child care centers in the Dallas Area. Our rich history begins in 1965 with a group of Methodist preschool directors. They recognized a need to have directors meet and share information. They also wanted to share in-service opportunities for their teaching staff. As a result, they founded the Methodist Nursery and Kindergarten Association (MNKA). Out of that dream has come a group of schools, directors, and teachers who come from all church denominations as well as non-church affiliated centers for the purpose of networking and professional development of early childhood educators and administrators. In 2019 the membership voted to change the name in order to be more inclusive of all Christian educators and of the changes in the early childhood education field.
The purpose of the Dallas ECCE is professional and Christian development of early childhood educators and administrators. The Dallas ECCE has 3 main objectives.
1. To inform, to explore ideas, and to have opportunities to share, to support, and to have fellowship with others interested in early childhood education.
2. To offer training pertinent to the early childhood educator.
3. To promote and support early childhood education legislation and the welfare of young children and their families.