From Our President: Virginia Dee

Welcome to the HCFCCA website.

As Family Child Care Providers in Howard County we have monthly membership training meetings between the months of September and June. Check out our training schedule under the "Training" tab for a list of upcoming trainings. Our " Training Meetings" consists of business meeting followed by the training which are 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 "Parents" tab. You will find a list of some of our current provider members.

Our " Related 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 5/15/2015

 Upcoming Events

June 4, 2015 -"Saving Our Planet" using recyclables in child care training class and HCFCCA'S annual election.
Howard Community College, DH (Duncan Hall)
Room 100, 6:30-9:30 pm. 3 hours

May 20,2015- La Madeline Columbia Crossing
Networking/Mentoring Social- 6:30 pm
- contact Betty Aviles 410 747 0552 for more information.

 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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