Using this website – Click on all Orange bolded words for links to more information and click on the words: Providers, Mentors, Parents, and Annual Conference on the 3 boxes above for more pages.
What is Family Child Care? Conference Registration Brochure
Family Child Care is a home-based service where child care is provided in the caregiver’s home. The home must be licensed or registered according to county and state laws. Family Child Care is the most preferred type of care for young children, especially infants and toddlers. Many family child care homes provide high quality programs for preschoolers, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK) school age, and children with special needs. Family child care is “home-away-from-home” personalized professional child care.
What is Florida Family Child Care Home Association?
FFCCHA is a statewide non-profit 501(C)(3) professional organization. Membership is open to all regulated family child care providers, parents, and advocates of quality care. We promote professional growth by hosting an annual statewide conference, hold quarterly meetings with training sessions, and publish a newsletter, which includes a parent’s page. Some of the training, conference workshops, and publications are also available in Spanish. We offer provider scholarships for National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) national accreditation, our annual conference (deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 1, 2015), Pre-Conference, annual Leadership Summit and in-service training (deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 15, 2015).
FFCCHA is offering 2 in-service trainings on April 26, 2015
Sensational Sensory Play presented by Dawn R. Harvey-Espinosa. Sensory play is currently seen as one of the key areas of play for babies and young children and a crucial part of their development. Sensory play is play that involves the use of one or more of the seven senses: touch, sight, smell, taste, hearing, proprioception and vestibular. Join us in this exciting training and learn the latest research on sensory process disorders and what caregivers can do to help.
Atmósfera Professional presented by Mayra Marquez, FFCCHA Latino Liaison. Que significa ser Profesional? Participantes aprenderan como enfrentar con profesionalismo ciertos casos incomodos que los padres exijen que van fuera de nuestro contrato de trabajo.
Location: Rasmussen College, 4755 SW 46th Ct., Ocala, FL 34474 (1 mile west of Exit 350 and I-75). Make your hotel reservations with FFCCHA before April 15, 2015.
Parents – FFCCHA is NOT a child care referral service
– if you are looking for Home Child Care for your Child – click on the orange bolded words below Click on the words, For Parents in the large middle box at the top of this page for more information about Family Child Care. FFCCHA is not a referral service. However, regulated providers can be found on the Provider Search page of the DCF website or by contacting the CCR&R (Child Care Resource & Referral Agency) for your county in Florida.
More about the FFCCHA Leadership Summit
The FFCCHA Leadership Summit was held February 7, 2015 at Rasmussen College in Ocala, Florida. The topic was Diversity and Team Building presented By Cynthia Krosky, CSP, LCSW- President Achieving Corporate Excellence, Inc. There were 53 providers from around the state in attendance!