From Our President: Virginia Dee

Welcome to the HCFCCA website.

As Family Child Care Providers in Howard County we have monthly membership meetings between the months of September and June. Many of our meetings are TRAINING meetings. We start with the business meeting which usually lasts less than an hour. After a short break-- we start our training class. Check out our training schedule. See the "Training" link for a list of upcoming trainings. Our "Meetings" includes MapQuest which will give you directions to the membership meetings currently held at the Howard Community College, Duncan Hall, Kittleman Room 100, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy,Columbia, MD 21044.

If you would like to join our organization, see the "Membership" page for full details.

If you are a Member / Associate Member, check out our Member's Link which includes:

  • Fun Page
  • Seasonal Activities

If you are a parent looking for family child care, please check our "Parent's" site. This is a listing of provider/members who currently are looking for additional clients.

Our "Links" page will take you to other sites which you may find helpful.

The legislative page will soon include helpful information on Bills related to our work as Child Care Professionals which are currently being considered locally or nationally.

This is a "work in progress." Please be patient with us. We hope to update this page regularly so that you can have a better idea of exactly what is happening in family child care in Howard County.

 Mission Statement

Mission: Established in 1981, the mission of the HCFCCA is to foster professional, quality, registered child care by providing education, support and outreach to providers, families and our local communities.

Goals: In pursuit of this mission, the Association will place emphasis on the following areas:

A. Promote a positive public image of Family Child Care as a profession.
B. Provide for an exchange of information through lectures, meetings, panel discussions and other forums among Family Child Care providers, parents and others involved in the early childhood profession.
C. Benefit from group strength in the investigation of legislative, business and legal matters.
D. Form support groups for various and specific interests.
E. Inform and educate the general public, county, state and federal legislators on relevant family child care issues.
F. Provide support to current and potential Family Child Care providers.
G. Form a network of communication, support, referral and back-up child care listing.

This site was last updated on 07/22/2012

 Upcoming Events

Thursday,September 04, 2014 - Training Topic: MARYLAND EXCELS. Location: HCC Columbia Gateway Bldg. Time: 6:30-9:30. 3 credit class. FREE to all members.

 

 Top Reasons to Consider Family Child Care 

When parents think of care for their children, large, traditional daycare centers usually come to mind.  But Family Child Care is an alternative that is often overlooked.  Listed below are the top five reasons to consider a Family Child Care home:


-  Family Child Care has smaller group sizes

- Infants in Family Child Care are cared in a home-like environment

- Infants in Family Child Care programs are sick less often

- Family Child Care can be less expensive

- Family Child Care can offer more flexibility

* Adapted from an article from Charlina Stewart, Brigham Childcare Examiner

 

 

 

 Important News

Time to Renew
Check your mail label, if you see an arrow stamped on it in "RED" and you also have a membership application in your newsletter, then your membership expires next month. You should fill out your application and return it to the address under the membership section.

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