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 (deadline to apply for a scholarship is May 1, 2015), annual Leadership Summit (deadline to apply for a scholarship is January 28, 2015), and in-service training.
More about the FFCCHA Leadership Summit
The FFCCHA Leadership Summit is scheduled February 7, 2015 at Rasmussen College in Ocala, Florida. The topic is Diversity and Team Building presented By Cynthia Krosky, CSP, LCSW- President Achieving Corporate Excellence, Inc. See registration form for more details.
Parents – Looking for Home Child Care for your Child?
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.