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.
Our members are faculty, directors, administrators, and teachers from centers with diverse organizational, funding, and program structures at university and college campuses from across the United States and Canada.
Spotlight on our Board Members......
Mary A. Sciaraffa, Ph.D., CFLE, is an Associate Professor in Child & Family Studies, Lynn E. Edlefson is the recently retired Director of the University of Wisconsin (Madison)of Child Care and Family Resources, Sharon M. Carver is the Director of the Children's School, a Teaching Professor in Psychology and the Associate Training Director of the Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research(PIER) at Carnegie Mellon University......Read entire Board Spotlight here.
Benefits of NCCCC Membership
NCCCC members receive discounts on conference attendance and products offered by our corporate sponsors, have unlimited access to the NCCCC listserv which provides a forum for asking questions and sharing information with hundreds of other early childhood professionals, are informed about early childhood grants, awards and legislation affecting early childhood care and education and receive a complimentary subscription to Child Care Information Exchange. NCCCC's preferred method of payment is credit card.
NCCCC’s annual spring conference affords opportunities for professional development, leadership recognition, networking, and resource sharing through a wide range of workshops, presentations and keynote addresses by researchers, authors and practitioners in early childhood care and education.
Recent research in the early childhood field has revealed that, when it comes to quality in early childhood programs, one size does not fit all. The learning and development of each child is influenced by gender, race, ethnicity, language, ability, socio-economic factors, and especially family—factors that comprise each child’s unique culture. Here are a few examples.
[Preschool] boys are expelled 4.5 times more than girls; and African-Americans are twice as likely to be expelled as Latino and Caucasian children and more than five times as likely as Asian-American children (Gilliam, 2005).