June 23-25, 2022

In San Francisco


NAFCC Celebrates The Golden Era of Family Child Care

Connecting Commitment to Quality

Welcome to all of our registrants, presenters and sponsors. We are excited to learn, network, and collaborate in San Francisco June 23-25, 2022.

We believe in the power of you, and in the power of gathering, collaborating and meeting in person. This year in keeping with NAFCC tradition, the conference will be offered solely in person.

If you are a current NAFCC member, you will be requested to log in using your membership email and membership portal password information. If you need assistance logging in, please email membership@nafcc.org


NAFCC invites you to network, collaborate and innovate with your family child care peers in San Francisco on June 23-25, 2022.

Pre-conference begins June 22, 2022.

Each year, NAFCC brings together like-minded professionals around exciting topics including sharing from state and local communities and special interests. Make plans to join us!


Thank you to this year’s sponsors and exhibitors.


council for professional recognition

Toast to Quality

redleaf press
think small institute




rayz kids

Reception Sponsors

San Mateo family childcare organization
SF family child care association

Other Sponsors and Exhibitors

hyatt hotel san francisco

Hyatt Regency
San Francisco, California

June 23 – June 25, 2022

Lodging at the Hyatt Regency is sold out! Click below for additional hotel accommodation options.

The official host hotel for the 2022 NAFCC Conference is the Hyatt Regency San Francisco. Our official hotel is where all the action takes place.

Lodging at the Hyatt Regency is sold out! Click here for additional hotel accommodation options.

NAFCC Pre-conference Sessions

Accreditation Observer Training – Free!

June 22 (pre-conference day) & June 23
This year only! Apply to participate in our full 2-day observer training and become an NAFCC Observer. Applications are required for training attendance. Seating is limited to 30 eligible applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Visit Observer Training – National Association for Family Child Care (nafcc.org) to see if you are eligible and to apply.
Workshop is full!

Accreditation Quality Ambassador Training

June 22 (pre-conference day) & June 23
Become a NAFCC Accreditation Certified Trainer! Upon successful completion of  this two day training, you will become a certified NAFCC Accreditation Trainer. Your certification will earn you a place in our Accreditation database as a certified NAFCC Quality Ambassador. Training certification: $325 – includes NAFCC accreditation self-study guide (a $450 value) & two day training
Apply today! Accreditation Quality Ambassador – National Association for Family Child Care (nafcc.org)
Register today!

Train the Trainer Part 1: Beginning Your Journey as a Trainer – $95

Pre-conference Day June 22, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration for this session is open until June 6th, 2022

This interactive session will encourage participants to begin their journey to becoming a trainer of their colleagues, peers and other early childhood professionals.  We will gather basic information on what it means to become a trainer in the field of Early Childhood and how to start the process. We’ll take a look at state licensing requirements and quality standards for trainers and national accreditation opportunities.  Participants will be writing learning objectives and preparing instructional plans to help them advance through their journey. There will be interactive review of developing learning objectives and how training content should relate. Participants will discover various ways to present activities and share their own knowledge, experience and expertise. Participants will discuss and identify methodologies and techniques for effective training presentations.

Presenters: Sue Hancock & Marlyn Kramer, Master Trainers with the Texas Trainer Registry

Questions or need assistance registering? Email conference@nafcc.org
Register today!

Train the Trainer Part 2: The Journey Continues! – $95

Pre-conference Day, June 22, 2022 | 1:00 – 5:00
Registration for this session is open until June 6th, 2022

For Intermediate/Advanced participants, we’ll embark further on the adventure into incorporating relevant adult learning principles and how a trainer can add additional strategies in their design and delivery of training content. This session will enable the trainer to explore additional methodologies, information and activities to effectively share with their participants. Trainers will observe and engage in various training presentation skills that are designed to engage learners to make their individual trainings more enjoyable, interesting and the content memorable.  Participants will develop their own draft proposal of a training session with instructional plan.  This session will offer guidance in establishing themselves as trainers, individual/sole proprietors, LLCs, and/or as a small business.

Presenters: Sue Hancock & Marlyn Kramer, Master Trainers with the Texas Trainer Registry

Questions or need assistance registering? Email conference@nafcc.org
Register today!

Our one and a half hour breakout sessions will have you exploring and learning more about topics like: Health & Safety, Professional & Business Practices,  Learning Environments and Curriculum,  Principle of Child  Development and Learning, Family & Community Relations, Quality in Family Child Care, Family Child Care and the NEW  Early Care and Education Landscape and more!

Here is a sneak peek of some of the workshop sessions: (keep checking back for more):

Session 1 – “Reframing and Responding to Challenging Behavior”

Session 2 – “Using Visual Communication Aids to Support Behavior”

Do you have children in  your program with behavioral challenges?  This two-part workshop series will guide you to understand what challenging behavior might be communicating and strategies to prevent or respond to challenging behavior.  Next, we’ll explore the power of visual communication aides (pictures) to use in your program for promoting positive behavior for all children.
Trainer Linda Schumacher, a past family child care provider, is now a coach and trainer with a background in Special Education, the Pyramid Model, and Second Step curriculum.


Child Nutrition- Let’s Make It Count!

What is the latest in child nutrition? In this interactive session, new and fresh ideas will be given. Scientific evidence, best practices, success stories, and resources will be shared along supporting efforts of child nutrition efforts. Let’s get excited to feed our children and establish life-long healthy habits!
Trainer Shannon FitzGerald is a dietitian at the Institute of Child Nutrition, where they develop resources and train child nutrition professionals nationwide.


Family Child Care: A New Frontier

Get a federal update on child care policy and explore about how to ensure federal programs include family child care providers, are designed to meet their needs, and value family child care providers as a critical part of the child care system.
Kyra Miller leads the National Women’s Law Center team in providing technical assistance to state advocates on child care and early learning policy. She also works closely with state, national, and grassroots child care advocates to advocates for high quality, accessible and  affordable child care.


Art Smart With Loose Parts: Building Brains and Creativity Through Play

Provide a stimulating art environment with loose parts, that will spark children’s creative energy and joy for art. When given the time, space, and opportunity to explore with loose parts, children’s creations become intentional, more meaningful, and spontaneous throughout their play. Useful strategies and resources will be shared.
Diann Gano has been an early childhood outdoor educator for more than thirty years. Her master thesis was on Outdoor Learning Environments in Early Childhood Settings.  She is currently a presenter and blogger for University Illinois Chicago Early Science Matters, Early Math Counts and was a featured author and cover story of Exchange Magazine May/June 2021.

Worms, Shadows, and Whirlpools: Science is Everywhere

Do you want to make your program an amazing place to enhance children’s scientific spirit? In this training you will learn how to implement the science domain throughout your entire classroom and be able to engage in hands-on science inquiry activities that support and build science skills for young children.
MaryBeth Bush, Early Childhood Specialist & owner of Mary’s Little Lambs Childcare & Preschool


Tackling the Challenge of Supervision with Multiage Groups in Family Childcare

As a FCCP you are continually challenged with caring for different age groups at one time. Ideas will be presented of how you can work with all age groups in a cohesive learning environment with optimum supervision. Participants will walk away learning activities and strategies to implement in your program.
Patty Getz,  Family Childcare Specialist/Adjunct Professor.


Supporting Early Mathematics Development: Research-Based Practices and Resources for Family Child Care

This workshop will present freely-available math activities developed for family child care by the DREME (dreme.stanford.edu). The workshop will answer questions such as: What are best practices for math learning in family child care? How can we develop the skills and beliefs to engage in playful math with children?
Rachel Kasul, Vanderbilt University. Program Coordinator, DREME Network


Scrambled Eggs & Icebergs! Physical Activity That Promotes Self-Regulation

The most important life skill to teach children is self-regulation. And the prime time for its development is between the ages of 3 to 5. Learn how to integrate movement and self-care activities that support the development of impulse control, focus, and well-being while keeping it fun.
Sharron W Krull, Early Childhood Consultant/Trainer.


Get Out! Creating Engaging Outdoor Classrooms

We will explore the value of creating engaging, play based, child directed, outdoor environments. We will discuss elements to include in outdoor classroom spaces and strategies for facilitating children’s play outside. Examples from working classrooms will be provided. Participants will also prepare a plan to implement changes in their programs.
Kristy K DeGraaf, The Learning Tree


Facilitating Physical Activity

Join us as we explore various ways to involve children in physical exercise with intentional planning and environmental set-up. This training’s focus will provide educators with knowledge of best practices and ideas for planning indoor and outdoor areas, materials, and activities to encourage children’s physical development.
Monica Akers-Bellamy, South Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral


Unpacking Your Backing Pack to Help Children Fill Theirs

Oftentimes educators bring emotional or personal baggage to work, which isn’t healthy for teacher effectiveness or student achievement. We will discuss strategies to unpack weight that educators may carry; that will promote positive climate change for the classroom, the environment and the community.
Tina Mosley, S.T.A.R Inc.


Setting Parent Expectations and Enforcing Policies

This session will cover the importance of setting clear expectations with your families, having clearly defined policies and having the mindset to run your program as a true business.
Donna Jensen, Child Care Success Company


Creating a Fair and Equitable Childcare Environment

This workshop addresses the various types of bias which can often occur, often unintentionally, in early childcare environments. Providers will participate in discussion, which will include specific strategies to mitigate bias and ensure each child and family are offered fair and equitable care.
Sharon Woodward, Woodward Consulting


The Elephant in the Room – “PROVIDER BURNOUT”

As small business operators and family child care providers, we expend a tremendous amount of time and energy meeting the needs of others. Providers will focus on their needs, often neglected. This workshop will teach them how to preserve and protect their longevity by making an investment in self-care skills.
Cynthia M B Robinson, CMBR – “Authentic Childcare Making (it) Better”, LLC

2022 Conference General Schedule

This schedule is a general overview and subject to change

Wednesday June 22nd, 2022.
Pre-conference sessions are not included in conference registration price.


8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Plenary
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Workshop Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Workshop Breakout Sessions
2:45 PM – 4:15 PM Workshop Breakout Sessions
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Exhibit Hall Grand Opening with desserts & Leaders Shaping Leaders Gallery Walk

Friday, June 24th, 2022

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Plenary Session
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Workshop Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Cookie Break with Exhibitors
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Reception & Accreditation “Toast to Quality” with light hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Workshop Breakout Sessions
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Awards Luncheon & Closing Keynote
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions


NAFCC will be following all required Federal, State and local government agency mandates related to Covid 19 at the time of conference. We will keep you updated as we get closer.

The City of San Francisco has lifted all COVID-19 related mandates and the Hotel does not have any Covid-19 policies in place. However, some local businesses, tours & restaurants within the city may have Covid-19 policies requiring masks, proof of vaccination or negative test result in order to gain access to their facility. Please be sure to check the individual venue’s Covid-19 policies prior to arrival and/or purchasing tickets.

Hotel Arrival

This year’s annual conference is located at:
The Hyatt Regency
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California 94111

Enter the Hotel through the revolving door on Drumm Street, turn right upon entering. Take the elevator to the A Level for the Hotel Lobby and Front Desk.

Conference Registration at the Hotel

Registration on Tuesday and Wednesday will take place in the Seacliff Foyer on the Bay Level.
Thursday to Saturday registration will take place in the Grand Ballroom Foyer on Street Level.

Dress Code

Business casual is suggested. The Friday Night Reception is cocktail or business attire.

Travel & Hotel Information

Shuttle Service
The hotel doesn’t have a shuttle but recommends Airport Express – 1-415-775-5121. Individuals or groups of people can call them in advance to book their transportation to/from the airport. Uber, Lyft and taxis would be other options.

How much does the hotel hold out for incidentals on my credit card per day?
The hotel puts a $100 per night hold on the credit or debit card presented at check-in to cover estimated incidental charges during the guest’s stay. However, guests can “opt out” of the hold at check-in, however this will prohibit guests from signing any charges to their room.

Does the hotel accept debit cards?
The hotel accepts debit cards however at check-in the total amount due for the stay (nightly room and tax), and estimated incidentals of $100 per night (if guest does not opt out) will be withdrawn from the guest’s financial institution account at that time. For example, the nightly rate = $149 x 16.25% tax + $1 occupancy tax = $174.21 x 4 nights = $696.84 taken from guest’s bank account at check-in (plus $100 x 4 nights = $400, if guest would like to charge expenses to their room)

What is in the hotel rooms?
47″ flat-screen TV
Individually-controlled heat and air conditioning
Blackout curtains
Hair dryer
Pharmacopia® bath toiletries
Iron and ironing board
In-room safe
Daily Newspaper available upon request
Rollaway or crib upon request (fee applies)

Additional Hotel Services (fees may apply):
Laundry and dry cleaning service (overnight and express)
Complimentary guest wi-fi
Chrome casting from phone to guest room TV
Shoe shine service
Complimentary boarding pass printing
Fitness Center

Food & Dining

Food service at the Hyatt: (Limited service available)
The Market is open 7 days a week from 6am-10pm, Friday and Saturday till 11pm.
Eclipse Restaurant is open daily for breakfast buffet, Mon-Fri 6:30am-12pm and Sat/Sun 7am-12pm
Eclipse Bar is open nightly from 5pm-11pm, serving bar bites

There are restaurants at Embarcadero Center, which is near the hotel
Food Delivery Services are also able to bring your favorite food from the city to the hotel. Some of the delivery services include: DoorDash, Grubhub, UberEats

There are restaurants at Embarcadero Center, which is near the hotel:

The hotel has the following dining outlets available:

A list of area restaurant options

A list of quick dining options close to the hotel


Guests staying at the Hyatt hotel will receive a discounted parking rate of $27 per day at the Embarcadero Center Parking 1-4 Garage adjacent to the hotel. if you are parking and not leaving the garage until your checkout date, please self-park at the Embarcadero Center and bring your ticket from the Embarcadero Center to the front desk of the Hotel for your discounted rate. If you plan on driving around town (go in and out of from parking throughout your stay) please valet park at the Hyatt. The Embarcadero Center does not have in/out privileges.

The discount parking is only available to guests staying at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco however non-hotel guests are welcome to park in the Embarcadero Center Parking Garage. Additional Information regarding parking at/around the hotel can be accessed here.