Who is NCLCCA?
We’re an organization of childcare providers. Not funded by any state or federal dollars, we exist through child care center and vendor support. NCLCCA is the only organization in NC working for YOU, the child care provider, in the legislative and regulatory arenas. Our voting members are licensed providers, which includes single site and multi-site companies, small and large centers, programs in churches and renovated buildings, and facilities in rural, urban and suburban settings.
What do we do?
We serve as a liaison between child care centers and the agencies and regulatory bodies who have oversight. We attend meetings, ask questions, and share relevant information with our members. We can ask anonymous questions on behalf of our members. Our vision is that providers will be well-equipped to provide high-quality care to children and families through efficient operating systems, while being considered a valued partner in the child care delivery system.
Why haven’t I heard about NCLCCA?
Since we are not funded by DCD, Smart Start, etc., we have to do our own marketing and promotion! Except for printed newsletters a few years ago, our membership has tripled simply by word-of-mouth! Most providers are surprised and relieved to know an organization like ours exists!
How is NCLCCA different from some of the other organizations out there?
Our focus is on providers who are trying to provide quality care for children and families, yet balance the demands of maintaining a sustainable business operation. We appreciate rules and regulations that protect children, and strive to ensure that implementation of those requirements does not have unintended consequences.
Do you have to be “for profit” to join NCLCCA?
No. We realize that all licensed centers face the same challenges and opportunities, regardless of financial status or whether you have another organization to support you. We have quite a few church-sponsored, licensed programs who are NCLCCA members.
Mission of NCLCCA
Our MISSION is to promote professionalism, communication and involvement on behalf of providers of child care and early education. We are the only organization in NC serving as a liaison between child care centers and the agencies and regulatory bodies who have oversight over those centers.
Our membership is comprised of single site and multi-site companies. We have small and large centers. Some are in churches, some are in renovated buildings, and some were built from the ground up. Some are in rural settings, others in urban environments.
Our vision is that providers will be well-equipped to provide excellent early care and education to children and families through efficient operating systems, while being considered a valued partner in the child care delivery system in NC.
1. Influence Legislation
2. Influence Rules/Regulation
3. To be “THE” association for providers
4. To be a flexible, responsive & efficient organization
5. Provide and promote valuable professional development & training
6. Be a key source of information/Knowledge management
Formed in 1996, NCLCCA was originally known as PACE of NC
NCLCCA Board of Directors
There are 15 members of the NCLCCA Board of Directors. They meet approximately four times a year, and represent all program types. Interested in serving? Submit a Board Member Application!
We have several committees who work on projects that further the goals of our association.
Linda Piper, our Executive Director, was hired in November of 2004, and brings a variety of experiences to her position. Jessica Ward, hired in November 2011, is NCLCCA's first full-time Assistant Director.