Members of N4C include college and university professionals who work with early childhood education or family-work programs. The membership includes but is not limited to: child care center directors and teachers, whether service oriented, laboratory schools, or combined; administrators of campus child care programs or those considering starting a program; family-work or resource and referral professionals; early childhood education faculty; faculty who supervise student teachers; students and ECE retirees.

Membership Categories And Rates

  • Program Group Membership (Center Director + Five Associates): $550
    • More than 5 Program Associates (in the Program Group and Corporate Group): $100 per associate
  • Professional Individual Membership (Center Directors, Faculty, Administrators): $185
  • Corporate Group Membership (One Corporate Member + Two Associates): $550
  • Corporate Individual Membership (Early Childhood Goods and Service Partners): $185
  • Alumni Individual Membership (Retired): $75

Join or Renew N4C Membership


Payment accepted via check and credit card; Purchase orders accepted. Request N4C's W9 at [email protected]. Prefer hardcopy application process? Click here. N4C membership officially starts on the first day of January and continues for a 12-month period. Benefits will continue until December 31. For questions, contact Jaime Dice Moore the Executive Director at 615-614-3723 or [email protected]


Member Benefits

Access the Latest and the Best in Practice

  • That’s what you’ll find in each session at the annual conference and professional institute, a fundamental source for professional growth. The conference committee seeks to advance the field of early childhood care and education by providing an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to integrate theory and research findings with teaching and daily practice. The conference and professional institute is designed to provide its audience with up-to-date information applicable to campus settings regarding the application of child development, early childhood education, family support, and teacher education principles and concepts.
  • Information you need to know about teaching, working with children and families, and reaching out in the community is available on the N4C website and from your fellow members.

Network for Personal and Professional Advancement

  • Established scholars and practitioners are great contacts for professionals. Mentoring and collaborative relationships are an integral part of N4C membership. The professional support and assistance you receive from N4C can make a difference between facing challenges alone or meeting them in a confident manner, knowing you have the support of a national organization behind you.
  • You’ll learn and share ideas through our listserv, newsletter, and more.

Present at a National Conference and Professional Institute

  • The N4C Conference provides a national platform for presentation options. Share information about your teaching, work with children and families, best practices, or research. All presentation proposals go through a peer-review process. Bring national recognition to your program and institution.