Our mission is to promote the success of licensed providers in quality early care and education, including the provision of professional development, advocacy and community engagement.
We believe every child deserves early care and education at the highest standards. We educate and advocate for sustainable policies and practices that are beneficial to young children. We represent quality, licensed providers as critical partners in the delivery of high quality, affordable child care.
- Integrity: We conduct business in a way that is honest, transparent and ethical.
- Empowerment: Our members represent a unified voice for the promotion of high quality early care and education.
- Resilience: We innovate to overcome the challenges in the early care and education industry for our members to be successful.
Code of Ethics
Acknowledging our responsibility to meet the needs of the whole child now and in the future, we shall strive to provide a safe and healthy environment where children can be loved and nurtured, and where children can learn, play and grow; and we
shall provide an environment that is developmentally appropriate & educationally enriching; and
shall provide all children with experiences that will enhance their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development; and
shall appreciate and provide for the uniqueness and potential of each child; and
shall acknowledge that families are of primary importance in the child’s development and constantly strive for exceptional cooperation between the home and our program professionals; and
shall diligently support professional development through a commitment to continuous and timely education, training and technical assistance to enhance the growth of our early childhood professionals; and
shall commit to the utmost professionalism among ourselves and maintain confidentiality in all aspects of operations, including a practice of respect for private correspondence and conversations; and
shall work in collaboration with other advocates, agencies and professions concerned with children’s welfare and strive to motivate the larger society to acknowledge their responsibility for all children; and
shall not participate in any form of discrimination based on race, religion, age, sex, and national origin or special needs; and
shall at all times and in all situations demonstrate a concern for the present and future well-being of each child and dedicate ourselves to serve as a voice for children everywhere.
AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL CHILD CARE ASSOCIATION, this early childhood care and education program supports, without reservation, this Code of Ethics.
Cindy Lehnhoff, Director of NCCA