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?
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. 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, annual Leadership Summit and in-service training. Our annual General meeting is in June at the conference. The next quarterly meeting and training will be on August 20 in Ocala, FL.
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 Early Learning Coalition or CCR&R (Child Care Resource & Referral Agency) for your county in Florida.
2016 FFCCHA Leadership Summit
The FFCCHA Leadership Summit was held February 19-21, 2016 at Rasmussen College in Ocala, Florida. The topic was Cohesiveness with Ease: Team Building to Increase Potential. The Keynote speaker was Cindy Krosky.
Celebrate National Provider Appreciation Day on May 12, 2017!
The FFCCHA President has a Provider Day Letter for parents. Providers are encouraged to print and give this letter to the parents of the children in their care.