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.
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Inspirational Learning Inside, Outside and Beyond
We would probably agree that teacher assistants are often the unsung heroes of education. While they are typically minimally trained (and minimally paid), teacher assistants in early childhood programs are frequently called upon at very short notice to lead classrooms when the teacher is absent. But, how do we build better teacher assistants? Research suggests that that coaching in real time where a trusted colleague (in this case the classroom teacher) watches a peer (in this case the teacher assistant) try new skills in his or her own classroom and provides suggestions results in new skill adoption rates of 90% (Gawande, 2011). READ MORE …