National Childcare Owners Association

How long is my membership valid?

An NCOA membership is good for one year from when the application is processed, and payment is made in full.

When will I receive my Membership welcome mailer?

Members can expect to receive their welcome package with a membership ID card approximately two weeks after their membership has been activated. A digital certificate will be sent to the preferred email address within one week of joining or renewing.

How do I join NCOA?

New members join online using the membership application. Note that you will first create an account with a valid email address by selecting ‘Register.’ Following the setup of your contact information, you must click ‘Join’ at the top of the page to complete your membership transaction.

Can my organization join NCOA?

Yes, the NCOA Platinum Membership is for coverage at the organizational level. The NCOA is a professional association. The Platinum membership is for the entire organization (one per business/tax ID).

How long does it take for a membership to become active?

It may take up to 24 hours for memberships to become active when joining or renewing online or by phone. Members who mail their application should have their membership activated within 2–3 weeks of the receipt of payment.

Memberships with the Insurance benefit option will be active within 90 days of purchase.

How much does NCOA membership cost?

Members joining NCOA receive membership at the national level. This ensures members receive all the benefits of NCOA membership and enjoy the benefits of membership in a national and an Affiliate early childhood organization at the same time! There are two membership levels to choose from:

  • Gold Level: $100
  • Platinum Level: $350 ***Membership ONLY not insurance price***

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If I purchase a membership level with the insurance benefit, when will the insurance coverage become active?

Once membership is active, we will reach out within 48 hours to obtain census data to submit through our carrier NIPPON. At this time, it will take up to 30 days to get specific costs for requested coverage depending on the membership level, requested coverage, and answers to questions obtained from the onboarding call. We will reach out to you regarding the price proposed. Once payment is confirmed, coverage will start within 90 days of the membership date.

How often are insurance rates billed?

Insurance payments are due QUARTERLY.

How often are memberships billed?

Membership dues are paid ANNUALLY.

Who should I contact if I wish to cancel the insurance portion?

Email The National Childcare Owners Association at at least 60 days in advance for cancellation.

Your Next Steps

National Childcare Owners Association

Become A Member

Support our efforts to provide resources for childcare owners for self-development, financial education, and strengthening quality early childhood programs

National Childcare Owners Association

Support The NCOA

Donate to help The NCOA advance a strong and dynamic early childhood profession and connect childcare owners to innovative and equitable resources.

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Become A Partner

Would your organization like to connect with professionals in your community at conferences, networking events, advocacy efforts, leadership opportunities, and more? Partner with us and become an affiliate.


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