- Campus children's centers should be provided as an integral part of higher education systems.
- Campus children's centers provide a variety of models designed to meet the educational research and service needs of the institution and the community at large.
- Early care, education, and developmentally appropriate practices are inseparable 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 publications, newsletters and conferences.
- Promote and conduct research on campuses which will influence 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.
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.)
How to Contact NCCCC
National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers
950 Glenn Drive, Suite 150
Folsom, CA 95630
(877) 736-6222 | (916) 932-2209
The National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers (NCCCC) is a nonprofit educational membership organization. NCCCC supports research and activities affecting college and university early childhood education and service settings, family and work issues, and the field of early childhood education in general. NCCCC expresses this mission through its newsletters, publications, conferences and grants.