As we reflect on the past year, I am proud to present the Impact Report for 2023. The National Association for Family Child Care team has worked tirelessly to advance the mission of promoting high quality child care by strengthening this profession, and I am excited to share the transformative outcomes we have achieved together.
In a year marked by unprecedented challenges, our resilience and commitment to supporting family child care educators across the nation have never been stronger. From innovative programs to strategic partnerships, every endeavor has been driven by our dedication to enhancing the quality and accessibility of home-based child care.
This impact report is a testament to the collective efforts of our team, partners, educators, and supporters. While there is still work to be done, together, we have made significant strides in advancing our vision for the future of family child care.
The best is yet to come!
National Association for Family Child Care
NAFCC has members and accredited family child care educators in EVERY state.
NAFCC State Representatives are NAFCC brand ambassadors, and the eyes and ears on the ground working directly with family child care educators, state and local associations, organizations, groups, and stakeholders. Together, these dedicated leaders 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.
# of FCC champions & educators supported
# of educators participated in NAFCC PD
Growth in accredited FCC educators
Growth in in NAFCC membership
# of reports blogs & op-eds released
# of media mentions
Increase in LSL fellows speaking publicly or testifying
# of FCC-led organizations in new affiliate program
# of children reached by NAFCC supported educators
# of partnerships & coalitions where we represented FCC
FCC educators that agree NAFCC demonstrates a strong understanding of issues facing FCC and has been instrumental in enhancing the field
Community outreach is the heartbeat of our professional development department at NAFCC. This year we were intentional about having boots on the ground. We attended 4 conferences across the US, #BCDI in Georgia, #PFCCAG in Georgia, #NBCDI in Charlotte, and #NAEYC in Nashville! To top off our year-long tour, we hosted a ‘Meet and Greet’ for all FCC educators across the country in Nashville Tennessee!
This year marked immense growth and progress for NAFCC in expanding membership benefits and opportunities for family child care educators. Membership increased by 10% as we launched new partnerships, such as discounted higher education with Walden University and teaching supplies through Lakeshore. We are also growing our staff infrastructure to improve customer service. Next year, we’re excited to launch our new affiliate program.
Policy and Advocacy
The NAFCC policy team & FCC leaders have been on the move ensuring policies are inclusive of homebased child care and the families in their care. We found many ways to center the voices of FCC educators, from hosting 3 highly attended policy webinars in English, Spanish & Mandarin to supporting FCC educators testifying in front of the US Senate, contacting their elected officials and driving actions like the DC Family Child Care Association Walkathon.
NAFCC has actively involved over 100 Family Child Care educators, leaders, mentors, and coaches nationwide in becoming certified Accredited Observer and Quality Ambassador Trainers. We take pride in fostering knowledge about our accreditation program, ensuring our newly certified trainers and observers are equipped with tools to champion and uphold Family Child Care Educators’ accreditation journeys.