The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is the only national professional association dedicated to promoting high-quality early childhood experiences in the unique environment of family child care programs.

NAFCC and its Chapters are committed to working together to support and leverage a nationwide network of family child care professionals, stakeholders and partners in expanding and promoting the power of family child care.

Through common values, missions and grassroots action – we will promote, expand, and unite empowered membership at the local, state, and national levels to best support, advocate for and highlight family child care’s vital role in communities and early childhood education.

Member Benefits

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Free NAFCC PD Academy Training ($50-$100 value) 1 2
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NAFCC State Representatives

NAFCC State Reps

State Reps are NAFCC brand ambassadors, and the eyes and ears on the ground working directly with family child care providers, state and local associations, organizations, groups, and stakeholders. Together, these dedicated volunteers make up the NAFCC Membership Advisory Council.

Membership Advisory Council Mission: The NAFCC Membership Advisory Council acts as an advisory body to support the continuing transformation of the NAFCC Membership structure into a high-performing, inclusive organization.

Membership Advisory Council Purpose: To advise the NAFCC Governing Board and national staff about all issues related to family child care, local and state associations and its members, and to identify and develop strong inclusive leadership.

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Friday, May 12, 2023

Provider Appreciation Day

A day to celebrate you!

Each year, on the Friday before Mother’s Day, NAFCC joyfully takes the lead in celebrating Family Child Care Providers. With nearly 123,837 licensed/regulated family child care programs serving children and families nationally, we must acknowledge the essential workforce family child care providers represent and honor the work of their hands.

Latest News

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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…