The Awards and Grants Committee is Pleased to Announce the 2017 Recipients


The 2017 Program of the Year Award Winner is Regis College Children's Center

Honorable mentions include:

St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley Child Development Laboratory

Miami University Child Development Center, Oxford, OH

Long Beach City College Child Development Center and Learning Laboratory

Hollingworth Preschool Teacher's College, Columbia University

The Rising Star Grant recipient is Anna Burton, University of Nebraska

The Early Childhood Champion Grant recipient is Renee Mayse, St. Louis Community College

The Studio MLA Ambassador Grant recipient is Becky Helf, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

The N4C Ambassador Grant recipient is Shannon Rivera, Western New Mexico University





N4C Announces new Program of the Year Award

Do you have an outstanding Campus-affiliated program that does outstanding work on behalf of students, children, families, faculty and staff?  Of course you do!  Please consider applying for the new Program of the Year Award, which replaces the Director of the Year Awards that have been such an important part of our N4C tradition for many years.

With the transition to this new award, programs can now highlight the full scope of their work and the uniqueness of their programs, while still recognizing the fine leadership of directors and administrators. Directors and/or staff can submit an application (one per program)-- in fact, we hope that the application will be a group effort reflecting several people’s contributions.  The process will be more reflective of the wide range of programs represented by our organization.  Take a look at the application on our website and be aware of our deadlines.

September 1, 2017- Applications available on the website.

November 15, 2017- Deadline for Applications.

December 15, 2017- Winner notified Award presented in Albuquerque, New Mexico…

March 15-17 2018 - Award presented at N4C Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Representative(s) from winning program must be in attendance to be eligible for award.


N4C’s success is built upon the commitment and talent of our membership.    The information below describes several ways in which we honor and celebrate our members. Please pay particular attention to the conference grants offered for 2017 as well as the NEW Program of the Year Award and return all submissions to Tonya Palla at


2017 Conference Grants and Awards:

N4C offers 4 different conference grants to help members attend the annual conference by providing a 50% match (with your institution) towards the conference fee. This year’s submissions are due by November 15,  2016   We will notify conference grant recipients no later than December 15, 2016.   Note:  Members may apply for only one grant each year, and may receive each grant one time. Applications are located on the N4C website.

The Studio MLA Ambassador: Two grants for 50% of two conference fees.

Eligibility:  A current N4C Member who will be accompanied by a non-member.

The Ambassador:  Two grants for 50% of two conference fees.

Eligibility:  A current N4C Member who will be accompanied by a non-member.

Ambassador Grants are awarded to a current N4C member who embodies the mission and purpose of N4C and is willing to mentor and provide leadership to a colleague (faculty, director, administrator, and teacher) who is not currently an N4C member.

Rising Star:    One 50% grant towards conference fee.

Eligibility:  N4C member for 3 years or less.

This grant is awarded to a freshman member who has shown a commitment to N4C by being a member for 1-3 years and is designated to support and build new member retention.

Early Childhood Champion: One 50% grant towards conference registration

Eligibility:  A current N4C member

This grant is awarded to any N4C member who advocates for young children in their daily life and and/or work.

The Charlie Boulton Award.  A complimentary membership for the subsequent year is provided to a first time attendee at conference in 2015. Note:  members need not apply for this award as it is granted at the conference by drawing.

Click Here for NCCCC Conference Grant Application