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Reasons To Make N4C Your Professional Home

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.


Who Are Our Members?

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

(Membership rates are subject to change without notice.)

About your membership period: Your 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

Annual Conference 

Stimulating and enlightening — that describes the N4C Annual Conference. Grow professionally, establish new contacts, and build lasting relationships.You’ll find major presentations by leading professionals, break-out sessions of all kinds, and informal networking. Members receive a
reduced conference fee.

Career Development

  • Present at the annual conference
  • Use the listserv or the N4C website to find a wealth of information available to members that can help confront issues such as working with campus administrators, systems and politics; funding sources and budgets; student involvement and teacher preparation; balancing the institutional mission of research, education and service; the image of campus children’s centers in the community as “ideal” rather than “real”; starting and designing a campus center; comparing your situation with the national members through recent survey data
  • Learn about grants, other conferences, calls for papers and more
  • Connect with other members through access to the inter-connective website

The N4C Website and Resource Directory

The N4C website helps members stay connected with each other and the profession. Think of it as your personal information center for early childhood education, higher education, and best practices, as well as announcements about membership, the N4C Annual Conference and other events. The website provides ready access to the listserv and access to other members through the online Membership directory.

Professional Resource Library allows you to find and share documents on topics important to early childhood education administrators, staff, faculty, and families — everything from policies and procedures, evaluations, and articles to conference presentations.

N4C Partners’ Benefits To Our Members

Child Care Information Exchange

In order to promote the professional growth of our members, N4C has entered into a partnership with the Child Care Information Exchange. This partnership will provide you will ready access to valuable resources at a discounted rate. Our members receive a complimentary subscription and discounts on other products.