Early Childhood Education Club


What is the Early Childhood Education Club all about? The ECEC exists to facilitate the professional development of its members through participation in a variety of early childhood activities at the local, state and national levels.

What does the club do? The club hosts a number of worthwhile activities, including a popular First Friday Film Festival (a documentary film screening followed by a related discussion on the first Friday of October, November, December, February, March and April.  The club also hosts several professional development workshops each year, including two music/movement workshops and a professionalism workshop.  Active members may have opportunities to attend conferences where they learn about the early childhood field and network with professional educators and other early childhood students.  Additionally, the club participates in service projects and fundraisers.

What are the benefits of membership? Members of the club enjoy opportunities to develop leadership and communication skills, to practice advocacy, to network with other early childhood educators and to learn in enriching, supportive environments.  In the past, active members have received funding to attend local, state and/or national conferences.

When and where does the club hold its meetings? The club periodically throughout the fall and spring semesters in the Student Life Lounge in Building 1 of CPCC's Harris Campus (3210 Harris Campus Drive).  Please check the Early Childhood program's Upcoming Events page, https://www.cpcc.edu/ec/upcoming-events for meeting dates and times, as well as information about upcoming professional development opportunities.

Can anyone join? How much does it cost to join? Whom do I contact for more information? Any currently enrolled CPCC student can become a member. Membership dues for the 2018-2019 academic year (August 2018 - May 2019)  are $10 - Cash/Check/Money Order made payable to Early Childhood Education Club.  Please submit payment to a Faculty Club Advisor (Christine Sargeant or Kristi Godfrey-Hurrell) To become a member, complete the online membership application located at https://www.cpcc.edu/ec/early-childhood-education-club