What is Family Child Care?
Family child care is “home-away-from-home” personalized professional child care.
Family Child Care Providers ARE ESSENTIAL to ALL WORKERS!
Conference Brochure for June 21-25 Annual Conference: Enhancing Our Minds…in 2023 Book your group rate for FFCCHA Overflow Rooms <—LINK – only 4 minutes away by car and 15 min by free Trolley from Sheraton at the AC Marriott Hotel, Deadline: June 2, 2023 at 5pm
FFCCHA Hotel link for booking the Marriott across the street (June 22 night is full)
June 21-22, 2023 in Clearwater, FL FFCCHA in partnership with NAFCC is hosting NAFCC Accreditation Observer Training <— click link for info to apply. Spaces are still available!
June 21 10am -5pm Play, the Vehicle That Takes Children to School Success by Dr. Pamela Phelps
June 22 8am–12 Encouraging Self-Regulation Skills by Dr. Pamela Phelps
1-5pm Fun Ball Movements for Improved Brain-Body Functioning by Janis Nakagama OR The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss by Dawn Espinosa
Family Child Care is Family Friendly Care that 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 also provide high quality programs for preschoolers, Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program (VPK), school age and children with special needs. Some homes offer the Early Head Start program for infants to three years. There are many benefits of a mixed age group setting for the child.
If you are thinking about caring for children in your own home in Florida, please take a new online course, Opening a Family Child Care Home Program
for an overview.
National Provider Appreciation Day is May 12, 2023 Provider Day Letter To Parents from the FFCCHA President
Who We Are
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. JOIN or RENEW FFCCHA online NOW!
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.