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

Ambassador (Previously Silver) Membership
Executive (Previously Gold) Membership
Discounts on NAFCC Accreditation ($425 value) Annual membership includes all Silver Membership benefits
Relevant monthly e-newsletters/public policy updates A one year subscription to KidKare, a cloud based service to manage your family child care business OR Access to Quorum
Access to online trainings and webinars from experts in the field. Online resources ($200 value) including sample contracts & policies, permission forms, health forms, employee documents and much more
Third-party discounts from NAFCC Sponsors and Supporters Access to online trainings and webinars from experts in the field
Networking and support from national family child care leaders. Special webinars from NAFCC sponsors such as Sesame Workshop
*Our membership portal is being upgraded, and will be back online soon – thank you for your patience
Ambassador Membership Application Executive Membership Application

Become an NAFCC State Rep

NAFCC is seeking State Representatives who are committed to the mission of strengthening the family child care profession and the NAFCC mission to serve on our Membership Advisory Council.

The application process is open from October 4th-25th.
The election will take place in November.

State Representatives

Click on a state to display the representative

Legend: 1 = Entire State | A, B, C, D = a region within a state

Friday, May 7

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

Stay up-to-date with the happening at NAFCC

Letter to the Editor: Change course of child care

September 19, 2021 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   Right now, Congress is debating details of a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that can change the course of child care in the U.S. This is a critical moment that will determine if our early care and education system will be able to reach every child in the country,…

Opinion: Congress can help families through federal child care investment

September 18, 2021 The Virginian-Pilot   In 1971, the United States was a pen stroke away from passing universal child care. With bipartisan support, Congress passed the Comprehensive Child Development Act (CCDA) which would establish a nationally funded, quality child care network providing education, nutrition and medical services to every family that wanted it. Even…

Conventions make a return to New Orleans

July 10, 2021 Fox 8 New Orleans   NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Weekends are starting to get back to normal in New Orleans as festivals slowly return and conventions come to town. Some say it’s the light at the end of the tunnel they’ve been waiting for. Read full article