May 27, 2024

National Center for Family & Parent Leadership Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council

The National Center for Family & Parent Leadership (NCFPL) at the Early Childhood Investment Corporation is calling for parents and family leaders to apply for its advisory council.

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The NCFPL works to provide an array of capacity-building opportunities and resources to help states, organizations, and communities embed equity-focused family and parent leadership. This type of leadership is a set of practices, values, and steps that systems, agencies, and organizations adopt to build structures that allow parents to influence systemic decisions about early childhood services and programs.

The goal of the council would be to engage with parents from across the United States. Duties for council members would include:

  • Serving as a co-creator and co-lead with system partners to inform the work of the NCFPL
  • Advocating from a parent leader lens
  • Sharing lived experience and perspective
  • Advising the NCFPL staff on best practices, accessibility, and equity

Required Commitments

The NCFPL is seeking 18 parent or family leaders to commit to a minimum of one year of service with the potential for two to three years. Council members would participate in two meetings per year as well as take part in preparation for and follow-up from meetings every six months (August and January).

Opportunities will be available for parents to take part in subcommittee or workgroup consultation that will increase their time commitment. Participants will be asked to collaborate with NCFPL staff and other leaders to support capacity building. They will also be asked to co-create and review content for the center.


Participants will be compensated for attending two meetings – each lasting two hours – per year as well as for any optional subcommittee, workgroup, or consultation work. 

Reimbursement for child care and travel will also be provided if applicable.

How to Apply

Those interested in participating should create an account in the Seat at the Table Database. After creating an account, they will receive an email from the National Center’s leadership team. Anyone who does not receive an email – or anyone with further questions about the council – should reach out to

Completing the interest form does not guarantee a spot on the council. A selection team will review all forms and reach out to applicants for further discussion and next steps.