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.
Sharon M. Carver
Carnegie Mellon University Children’s School Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
David Perkins, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, frames the future of learning in terms of six “Beyonds”, or ways in which educators are “reimagining education with much less ‘niche learning’” and much more “lifeworthy learning”. He encourages us to aim beyond local to more global perspectives, beyond learning mere content to developing 21st century skills, beyond understanding topics to using knowledge as tools for thinking and action, beyond prescribed studies to more personalized curricula, beyond discrete disciplines to more interdisciplinary investigation, and beyond traditional disciplines to more extended visions of their possibilities. To better explore our campus children’s center’s possibilities for fostering “lifeworthy learning”, the CMU Children’s School educators reviewed “The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life”, a book of practices by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander and then collected a variety of children’s books to help launch discussions of the practices with the children.