Who Are CCPN Members?
Early learning and education staff, directors, students, advocates, community stakeholder organizations, and more join our network as we work together toward improving the quality, affordability, and accessibility of early childhood care and education. We also provide support and resources for the professionals who work in the field so they can stay informed, trained, and qualified.
How Do I Join?
Whether you are a new member or renewing your current membership, you can fill out the application below. Membership is $75.00 for one year, you will be able to pay online after filling out the application. For early learning centers, membership is for a single site. Multi-site early learning programs are encouraged to purchase a separate membership for each site. Once approved:
You will receive a confirmation email. Your email will contain your membership certificate and membership cards which you can print. You can also have them laminated at our Resource Center if you'd like.
You will be added to our email list and will begin receiving updates immediately.
You will receive invitations to our meetings and events, including the quarterly membership-only meetings with community stakeholders.
We are developing ways to use your membership for special discounts on our events, PD, and courses.
Membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. If your contact info changes during your membership period, please let us know so that we can update it.
What Are the Membership Benefits?
We host meetings open to all members 4 times a year. We bring together directors, staff, and community stakeholders to discuss changes and areas of assistance needed in the ECE field.
CCPN has connections with OCDEL, PA KEYS, Keystone STARS, local ELRCs, Intermediate Units, colleges, and advocacy organizations in order to work together for the benefit of the ECE field.
We work with certified PQAS instructors to provide on-site professional development training, including First Aid/CPR, Fire Safety Training, and more.
Our Resource Center is available to provide information, resources, trainings, and more, specifically for early childhood professionals. Members can borrow items for use in their centers.
Events & Conferences
Our network receives priority notice of ECE Conferences, Directors' Forums, special functions, and all professional development opportunities; from both CCPN and partners.
CCPN receives resumes from people looking for jobs in child care and education. We distribute job candidate info to our network. We also distribute job postings to job seekers.
We are recognized by Keystone STARS and The Council for Professional Development. Being a member fulfills certain Keystone STARS requirements.
CDA & College Credit
CCPN has articulation agreements with multiple local colleges to provide college credit for CDAs, making it easier to transfer to an AA or BA program.
Have A Voice
It's no secret there's strength in numbers. Being a part of an expansive network of child care professionals is able to make a bigger difference when working toward progress in ECE.
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