Home child care providers - have you ever wished that you had a network of other providers who value the importance of providing quality care to the families that you serve? Perhaps you are a parent or guardian wanting to learn more about professional family child care. The Iowa Family Child Care Association (IFCCA) strives to provide opportunities to network, promote and strengthen the profession of family child care. It is open for anyone to join whether it is providers, agency staff or families served in Iowa.
Joining IFCCA is a wonderful opportunity to get to know providers who have a passion for providing a loving home-like environment for children to learn and grow while their parents or guardians are at work or school. It is important to recognize that home child care providers are not just “babysitters”. Quality child care involves so much more than that. Registered Child Development Homes and non-registered providers are professionals in the field of early childhood education and should be recognized for their hard work each day to help Iowa’s children learn and grow.
Joining IFCCA will give you the opportunity to connect with providers in the state of Iowa who recognize the value of networking with one another and the families they serve. IFCCA is an affiliate of the National Family Child Care Association and provides opportunities to participate in a strong working network of family child care providers and advocates across the country.
For additional information on IFCCA or to learn how join, visit their website here.
You can also contact a Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) staff member for other questions and information about networking and programs in your area. If you are a parent with questions about family child care, the CCR&R parent referral team is happy to help and can be reached at (855) 244-5301.