Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. The National Association for the Education of Young Children was founded in New York in 1926. The Circle of Leadership indicated that the person had contributed a certain amount to the society (currently $1000.00). Value would be for any gold within it.
I don't have a picture of the charm, but here is the old NAEYC site that discusses what were the requirements to be part of the Circle of Leadership. My husband's grandmother (a life-long educator) was a Circle of Leadership member and I have seen this charm. I'm sorry you think I would lie to you.