The collection consists of historical reports, chronology, constitution, articles of incorporation, fliers, correspondence,
newspaper clippings, biographical information, membership directories, newsletters, scrapbooks, and oral history interviews.
A small amount of material from the California and Southern California chapters, and from the National association are also
In the late 1930s and early 1940s, a group of women in San Diego dedicated to the education of young children met to exchange
ideas and share experiences. Their goal was to encourage better understanding of and interest in the young child. They invited
experts in the field of early childhood education to come and talk with them and discuss the issues of child education. In
1955, the Northern and Southern California Association for Nursery Education drafted a constitution for the proposed California
Association for Nursery Education which became a reality as an affiliate of the National Association for Nursery Education.
In 1961, the office of the San Diego Association for the Education of Young Children was opened, and the charter for the organization
was drafted in December of 1964.
The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature
of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.