NCCA is proud to support students of Early Childhood Education. Making the commitment to grow as a professional to better educate and care for young children is not always easy. The following questions and answers are intended to assist students.
Who is a student of Early Childhood Education (ECE)?
A student of ECE is anyone studying early childhood education & care through an organization (such as National Child Care Association) or a recognized institution (high school, junior college, college)
Does NCCA offer special membership for ECE students?
NCCA offers a student member for students with the following exceptions:
1- Students who are currently operating an ECE facility are welcome to join through their state association or as at-large members.
2- Students who are currently working at an NCCA member center are included in that center's membership benefits
How do students become members?
Students can join NCCA for $35 annually by visiting www.NCCAnet.org > Join NCCA
As a reward for your researching NCCA, students who qualify for NCCA membership may Click Here to receive a special $20 annual membership application.
How do I order resources from NCCA?
Resources are available through the NCCA website - www.NCCAnet.org. Most resources are available free of charge for members of NCCA.
What does NCCA offer to parent of young children?
As a trade association for private, licensed providers of care, most of the benefits and services offered relate to those providers.
NCCA does offer a few services that are available to parents:
1 - Smart Savings - through NCCA membership, parents can be given access to Smart Savings. Smart Savings is a web-based service that offers discounts on 10,000's of national products.
2- Center Search Engine - through the NCCA website, parents can search for providers based on several search criteria.
3 - Resource & Referral / Licensing referrals - Many parents call and email NCCA looking for references or information on providers in their area. NCCA is happy to refer these parent to their local Resource & Referral and Licensing agencies for information.
How do I get more information on NCCA?
Email NCCA at info@NCCAnet.org