NCCCC- Celebrating 46 years of supporting excellence in programs for young children.

Our Mission

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.

Core Values

NCCCC believes:

  • Campus children’s centers should be provided as a/ble in all quality programs for young children.
  • Resources must be made available in every community to guarantee a safe, healthy and developmentally sound program for all children.
  • Campus children’s centers serve as models and set standards for the larger community regarding quality care for children.
  • The diversity reflected in our membership, our programs, and our beliefs enhance the understanding of issues related to children and families.
  • Members of NCCCC must be leaders in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education and must represent the interests of children and families in the educational and social arena.

Statement of Purpose

In order to fulfill its mission and philosophy, NCCCC is committed to:

  • Educate individuals, groups and the professional community associated with all aspects of programs for young children through digital communication and conferences.
  • Promote and conduct research on campuses which will influenc,me the future directions of early childhood care and education and family-work support and which will assess the long-range effect of care and education on children and families, and sharing the results with the public.
  • Promote the establishment, maintenance and, where appropriate, the expansion of high quality child care and early education programs to enable parents to further their education and be gainfully employed.
  • Help train and educate teachers who understand and implement NAEYC’s developmentally appropriate practices for young children.

NCCCC History

The seeds of NCCCC were sown during the activist climate of the 1970s in Riverside, California, where an informal non-profit organization was formed called the Robert F. Kennedy Council on Campus Child Care. This Council had as its major goal the promotion of quality comprehensive child care at institutions of higher education so that it would be available for all students who sought it, and for all children who needed it. After several transitions resulting from the growth of the organization and the needs of its members, in 1982 the National Coalition for Campus Child Care was formally incorporated as a membership organization. (A more comprehensive history is available by contacting the NCCCC office.)

NCCCC Historical Timeline (at-a-glance)

Before NCCCC Campus center directors met together at NAEYC conferences to talk about campus issues.
1970 Rae Burrell, a student parent at U. of California Riverside, applied for and received a Robert F. Kennedy Foundation grant to organize a group called the RFK-CCC, Robert F. Kennedy Council for Campus Childcare. The focus was political in nature to promote high quality child care on college campuses.
1971 First NCCCC annual conference was held in Washington, DC. Gradually through the 70s, the organization’s focus changed to include program and curriculum issues.
Late 1970s Grant money from the Kennedy Foundation ran out. The members assumed more control over the organization. Dr. Harriet Alger led the group to a more professional focus and the name changed to the National Coalition for Campus Child Care.
1983 NCCCC was incorporated as a dues-paying organization. The permanent office was established at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
1990 Strategic planning results in a long-range plan for the decade.
1990s NCCCC Chapters established; campus centers continue to evolve. Laboratory schools and service-oriented centers began to mediate functions into integrated types of programs.
1996 NCCCC Governing Board changes the organization’s name to National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers to give a broader focus. CAMPUSCARE-L listserv is established through the ERIC system.
1997 NCCCC gains 501(c)3 status as a non-profit organization. The central office moves to Chicago through a contract with Burnison, Chasnoff and Associates (BCA).
1998 NCCCC Governing Board and membership work hard to influence Congress in re-enacting the Higher Education Act to include grants for supporting student parents with increased child care accessibility—Child Care Access Means Parents In School (CCAMPIS).
1999 First CCAMPIS grants received from U. S. Department of Education.
2001 Central office returns to a campus setting with a move to the University of Northern Iowa campus in Cedar Falls, IA. Membership in NCCCC continues to grow.
2002 NCCCC celebrates thirty years at the annual conference in San Antonio, TX.
2003 NCCCC Governing Board expands from 15 members to 17 members.
2004 Annual conference held in Seattle, WA. Membership is the largest ever at 617 members.
2009 Staff offices move to Folsom California
2012 NCCCC celebrates forty years at the annual conference in Austin, TX.

NCCCC Leadership

How to Contact NCCCC

National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers

188 Front Street, Suite 116-104
Franklin, TN 37064

info@campuschildren.org


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NCCCC

Members/Membership Questions

  • When does the membership year run?

From January 1st to December 31st, regardless of the date you join.

  • I’m trying to log onto  the Member’s Only web page and don’t know my username and password. Where can I find it?

Your username and password can be found in the membership letter that was emailed to you when you joined NCCCC or renewed your membership. Your user name and password can also be recovered by using the "Forgot Your Password" button on the home page.