The Southern Early Childhood Association

An Organization Committed to Southern Issues

The Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) is committed to
improving the quality of care and education for young children and their
families through advocacy and professional development.

About SECA

Since 1948 the Southern Early Childhood Association has brought together preschool, kindergarten, and primary teachers and administrators, caregivers, program directors, and individuals working with and for families, to promote quality care and education for young children.

Over 20,000 individuals working in every aspect of child care and early childhood belong to SECA. They share ideas in local, state, and regional meetings, in professional development institutes, and through the association's publications and resources. Members receive many benefits, including a journal, Dimensions of Early Childhood, and discounts on publications and conference registration.
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In the Spotlight:

A New issue of Public Policy Notes is now available!
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A New Member E-mail is now available!
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A New issue of Dimensions of Early Childhood is now available!
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SECA is making the shift to E-books! Save up to 80%
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The Janie Humphries Student Leadership Application is now available!
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(9) Notification to Members of a Dues Increase

From the Executive Director

In July, the SECA Board of Directors voted to increase the annual SECA dues from $20 to $22 per year. The dues increase will be effective beginning September 1, 2014. This notification is being provided according to the By-laws of the Association. SECA By-laws: Article IV—Dues

Dues for each class of membership shall be determined by the Board of Directors. The membership shall be informed through their state affiliate boards and by written notice from the SECA office at least 6 months prior to any dues alteration. (SECA Policies and Procedures, page 7,

  • Current SECA dues are $20 per member/per year. On September 1, 2014, SECA dues will increase to $22 per membership year.   State dues, as determined by individual state associations, are added to the SECA dues to determine yearly membership dues. States that include NAEYC membership in their dues structure (AL, FL, GA, KY, OK, TN, TX, VA & WV) add the cost of that membership to state and SECA dues to determine yearly membership dues.
  • This is the first SECA dues increase since 2004
  • SECA dues include all individual member benefits as well as support to state affiliates.  
Get involved with SECA!
       Submit a manuscript for Dimensions of Early Childhood
       Submit a book proposal
       Review Dimensions manuscripts or children’s books  
       Submit your photos for use in SECA publications
       Submit a proposal for the SECA Conference

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Additional resources related to the SECA Radio broadcasts can be found in the Members-Only Area.


 A new SECA Radio interview with Anthony DeBenedet is available now!

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Dimensions is Going Green (On-line Only) ----But I Want a Print Copy!

We heard you, so we’re offering that print option with an additional subscription. The cost of the print subscription will be $15 per year in addition to your SECA dues. You’ll pay this subscription fee separately each year and we’ll print and mail you a copy. (You will also still have access to the on-line version, so you have the best of both worlds!) 

You can purchase the print subscription option in the SECA store or call the SECA office at 1-800-305-7322 and pay with a credit card.  We’re pleased to be able to offer you such a low cost alternative.  


  • Exchange Magazine offers discounts to SECA members.  Click here to be directed to the Exchange website.
    Click here for more information about the discounted subscription rate.


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Southern Early Childhood Association
PO Box 55930
Little Rock, AR 72215-5930