The National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers (NCCCC) is a nonprofit educational membership organization supporting excellence in programs for young children in communities of higher learning by providing opportunities for leadership, professional development, research, networking, and advocacy.
Our members are faculty, directors, administrators, and teachers from centers with diverse organizational, funding, and program structures at university and college campuses from across the United States and Canada.
Benefits of NCCCC Membership
NCCCC members receive discounts on conference attendance and products offered by our corporate sponsors, have unlimited access to the NCCCC listserv which provides a forum for asking questions and sharing information with hundreds of other early childhood professionals, are informed about early childhood grants, awards and legislation affecting early childhood care and education and receive a complimentary subscription to Child Care Information Exchange. NCCCC's preferred method of payment is credit card.
NCCCC’s annual spring conference affords opportunities for professional development, leadership recognition, networking, and resource sharing through a wide range of workshops, presentations and keynote addresses by researchers, authors and practitioners in early childhood care and education.
Topic of the Month: Safety in Early Childhood Programs: What to Do (And What Not to Do)
Safety is paramount in the early childhood care and education. When safety-related incidents occur we often consider them to be the result of shortcomings by incompetent or negligent individuals who failed to implement safety procedures. The fault lies directly with the individuals who didn’t do what they were supposed to do – the individuals who rationally choose between making and not making an error. Punish or remove the ‘bad apples’, we think, and children will be protected from future harm. This view may be too simplistic and, according to some studies, could actually be counterproductive. Safety involves everyone, but it starts with leadership.