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 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: Engaging Educators in Nature Play
Public discourse in the field of education and beyond is increasingly focusing on the importance of humans connecting with nature in multisensory ways that promote our own health, as well as increasing the likelihood that we choose lifestyles consistent with stewardship of the earth and resource sustainability (Rivkin, 2014; Louv, 2005). Despite the strong research base driving this discourse, educators often hesitate to engage young children deeply in nature play for extended periods of time. Why? Offer your answer via this month’s poll question, explore my answers and related resources in the “Topic of the Month” section, and then share your own thoughts via the NCCCC ListServ.