In San Francisco

June 22-23, 2022

Free Observer Training at the 2022 NAFCC Annual Conference

For this year only!

The Pre-Conference Observer Training Fee is being waived!

Join a network of professional leaders who are committed to moving the Power of Family Child Care forward!

You will have the opportunity to participate in a full 2-day observer training and network with like-minded professionals from across the field to assist in the career journey of Family Child Care providers!

If you are passionate about helping people reach their highest potential in the field of Family Child Care, we encourage you to apply today.

Applications are required for training attendance. Seating is limited to 30 eligible applicants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Submission Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2022

Please read all of the information below to see if you eligible at this time.

The observer training class is currently full!

NAFCC Observer Job Description

What does a NAFCC Observer do?
A NAFCC observer completes an on-site and/or virtual observation of accreditation operational practices that align with the accreditation quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Respect and understand the NAFCC Accreditation process and its history and observation procedures and process.
  • Observe the applicant and the application of their skills and operation practices in their FCC environment.
  • Use the Observer Workbook to accurately document the application of the quality standards.
  • Prepare the observation report and submit the required documents within the agreed timeline.
  • Utilize good communication, organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with NAFCC staff and accreditation candidates.
  • Summarize the applicant’s understanding of the accreditation quality standards during the observation process.
  • Adhere to and apply the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct.
  • Maintain required training as determined by NAFCC
  • Maintain confidentiality of records
  • Have an ability to separate your role as an observer from other professional roles.
  • Recognize the importance of distinguishing between your personal definitions of quality versus those established by the accreditation standards.
  • Be respectful of differing perspectives and cultures.
  • Be unbiased and have the ability to not impose personal biases when conducting an applicant’s observation.

NAFCC Observer Eligibility Requirements

NAFCC values the role of an Observer as a critical link in the accreditation process.

Minimum requirements for observer applicants:

  • Be a member of the National Association for Family Child Care
  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Must commit to a full 2 day training that will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd (pre-conference day) and Thursday, June 23rd.
  • Possess technical knowledge and tools to conduct observations virtual and in-person
  • Able to conduct a minimum of 3 observations per year
  • Available to travel (up to 100 miles or more if necessary) to conduct observations

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of one year of experience conducting training for adult learners.
  • Participation in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related training courses in three of the past five years

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Have a high school diploma with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Early Childhood Education; or
  • Be a degreed professional with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the field; or
  • Be CDA credentialed with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Early Childhood Care field

Observer compensation for completed observations:
$125.00 per observation, plus mileage, hotel and travel reimbursement based upon pre-approval.