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: Professional Development Mary Jean Woika, M.Ed.Broward College Program Manager/Assistant Professor
The research confirms the value of high-quality early childhood education. It contributes to children’s school readiness, academic achievement, and later success. Additionally, a solid body of evidence has demonstrated that the quality of early childhood programs and services are linked to the quality of the professionals who staff them.
In the 21st century, early care and education teachers are asked to not only keep child safe and healthy but to facilitate children’s learning and readiness for kindergarten, preparing them to succeed in school and throughout their lives but to also support young children’s social and emotional development, and provide them with instructional support in literacy, math, and science. Additionally, teachers address the needs of an increasingly diverse child population.