Early Childhood Education 

Impact children's faith formation and academic success from the start 

NCEA seeks to provide top-level education to early childhood teachers, elementary school leaders, early childhood center leaders and diocesan leaders on how high-quality early learning programs can positively impact the young child's faith formation and academic success from the very beginning of their Catholic school journey. Through our early childhood education programs and services, Catholic school educations can learn how a sophisticated early learning programs incorporate developmentally appropriate practice, support mission, promote innovation, build enrollment, engage the parents and develop community.


2019 NCEA Visions for Excellence Early Childhood Education Seminar 
Financial Sustainability Basics for your Early Learning Program

NCEA Talk Blogs


Building Catholic Partnerships to Support Young Children and Families
Building School-wide Capacity to Keep Struggling Readers in Catholic Schools
Best Practices in Preschool and Kindergarten Education: A Brain-Based Approach


Good Practice: Guide for Early Childhood Educators
Faith, Family and Friends: Early Childhood Volume 2 
A Working Reading List: For Catholic School Students
Early Childhood Education, Conversations in Excellence


NCEA 2021

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Lenten Resources

Lenten resources that guide students during this season of prayer and penance.



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