The International Association of Art in Early Childhood connects those around the world who have an interest in the visual arts for young children. The IAAEC aims to:
The first Art in Early Childhood Conference was held in London in 2005. From the interest shown in the field of early childhood art research it was recognised that this professional cluster needed its own professional organisation and journal. The International Association of Art in Early Childhood was formed in 2007 and the International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal was set up in 2009. Conferences are held biennially.