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: “Play and the Development of Executive Function”Candace Jaruszewicz, Ph.D.Director, N. E. Miles Early Childhood Development Center
“Executive Function” – new buzzword, passing trendy topic, or something we really need to know about? Actually, it is a working label used today for a familiar concept most of us can talk about with a high level of confidence. Ask any early childhood educator/professional who has been around young children for any length of time what children need to be successful in school, and the answer won’t be the ability to recite the alphabet and count to 100 or be reading by the end of kindergarten. It will more likely be a short list of dispositions and skills that includes the ability to focus and attend, remember and follow directions, start and finish a task independently, control impulsivity, and develop and maintain social relationships with peers and adults.