The National Association for Family Child Care

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Home-based Child Care

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Family Child Care Leadership: A Critical Solution to Address the Child Care Crisis

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the significance of accessible and high-quality child care cannot be overstated. The challenges surrounding child care have long been a concern shared by families and policymakers alike. In the midst of these challenges, a potent solution often goes unnoticed — the capable hands of Family Child Care (FCC) educators. These…

The Looming Crisis: Congress Must Act Now to Extend Child Care Stabilization Grants

By Erica Phillips The child care sector was already fragile when the pandemic struck, causing immense damage. In 2021, recognizing the urgency of the situation, Congress stepped in and issued grants to stabilize the industry. These grants became a lifeline for child care programs and families across the nation, ensuring the provision of quality care…

Keep Kids Fed Act (KKFA)

In June of 2022, Congress took bold and quick action to pass the Keep Kids Fed Act (KKFA), which enabled child care programs to provide nutritious meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the provisions under this act expired on June 30, 2023; however, the challenges facing child care programs, particularly family child care programs, have…