Membership’s Benefits

Why Join Us?

Becoming a member of the Early Years Research Association of Singapore (EYRAS) is an enriching journey that offers the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to early years education, engage in valuable networking and collaboration, access cutting-edge research, and advocate for the well-being of young children. Whether you are an educator, researcher, policymaker, or a concerned parent, joining EYRAS aligns you with a community committed to creating a lasting impact on the lives of children and nurturing a generation of lifelong learners.

Joining the EYRAS as a member offers the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to early years education that resonate with individuals passionate about early years education and research. As a member of EYRAS, you become an integral part of a dynamic and supportive community dedicated to making a significant difference in the lives of young children and shaping the future of early years education. Whether you are an educator, researcher, educational therapist, cognitive neuroscientists, child psychologist, policymaker, or a concerned parent, here are some compelling reasons to join us:

  1. Impactful Contribution to early years education: As an EYRAS member, you will have the opportunity to actively contribute to the advancement of early years education. Your involvement and support will play a crucial role in driving evidence-based practices, research initiatives, and policy advocacy that positively influence the learning and development experiences of young children.

  2. Networking and Collaboration: EYRAS provides an inclusive and collaborative environment, bringing together educators, researchers, policymakers, and parents from diverse backgrounds. By joining our association, you gain access to a network of like-minded professionals who share a common passion for early years education. Engaging in discussions, sharing experiences, and collaborating on projects with fellow members can enrich your knowledge and broaden your perspectives.

  3. Access to Cutting-Edge Research and Resources: EYRAS is committed to staying at the forefront of early childhood research and education. As a member, you will have privileged access to the latest research findings, educational resources, and best practices in the field. This access empowers you to enhance your teaching methods, enrich your parenting skills, and contribute to evidence-based decision-making in your professional or personal endeavors.

  4. Professional Development Opportunities: EYRAS regularly organises conferences, workshops, seminars, and webinars conducted by renowned experts in the field. These events provide members with opportunities to expand their knowledge, learn from experts, and stay up-to-date with emerging trends and practices in early childhood education and research.

  5. Voice and Advocacy: As part of EYRAS, you can be a powerful voice advocating for the importance of early childhood education in society. Through collaborative efforts, EYRAS endeavors to influence policies, foster community engagement, and raise awareness about the critical role of early years education in shaping the future.

  6. Personal Fulfillment: Joining EYRAS allows you to make a positive impact on the lives of young children, empowering them with the best possible start in life. Contributing to the growth and development of the next generation can be deeply rewarding and fulfilling, knowing that your efforts are shaping a brighter future for society as a whole.

Member's Benefits

Annual Meeting

Members-only opportunities for the EYRAS annual meeting include:

  • Presenting an abstract

  • Submitting proposals for symposia and mini-symposia

  • Enjoying reduced registration rates and advanced registration

Career Development and Networking

Members-only professional development and networking opportunities include:

  • Unlimited, year-round access to the journals, including webinars and articles.

  • Access to the Member Directory to search for other EYRAS members and training programs and establish connections.


Members enjoy access to the following publications and related benefits:

  • Individual subscription access to our journals  to read all content online

  • Discounted publication fees for our journals

Engagement Opportunities

Members can advance the field and build leadership skills by:

  • Educating the public about neuroscience promise and progress, including educational events and awards

  • Getting involved in a variety of EYRAS Initiative Programs

  • Serving on EYRAS committees

  • Voting in EYRAS’s annual officers and councilors election

  • Sponsoring new member applications

  • Starting or joining a local EYRAS Chapter

  • Nominating candidates for EYRAS-sponsored prizes and awards

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