What is Family Child Care?
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, Leadership Summit, and in-service training. This year we are offering registration scholarships to the 2014 NAFCC conference in Orlando, Florida.
National Provider Appreciation Day is May 9, 2014. FFCCHA Provider members are invited to celebrate by participating in our Second Annual Provider Appreciation Gift Exchange. Participation is optional. However, if you do participate then you must complete and submit a Form or Fillable Form by April 18 and follow the Rules of the gift exchange.