Registration for NAFCC's 27th annual conference is now open! I am excited and proud to share this news with you - and hope to see you in July in Mobile, Alabama.
To all of our wonderful family child care providers, this is your time to shine. This year's conference theme is about Creating Connections because every day, you're creating connections through your relationships with children, with their families, and with the many other organizations in your community that support family child care.
As the nation's only conference devoted to you, the conference also gives you a chance to create connections with other providers from around the country. As many past attendees can tell you, at your annual conference, new friendships are started, old ones are strengthened, and you have new opportunities to share tips, stories and laughter.
At your national conference, you'll also have the chance to create connections with national and state leaders who also care about the success of family child care. This chance for connection includes leaders from the food program, from quality initiatives, from family child care networks, mentors and trainers, as well as child care resource and referral offices. Did you know they are pulling for you, too, and working for the success of family child care? This is your chance to share with them the challenges and opportunities you see in family child care, and help them better support you.
Most importantly, we welcome you to share your expertise with all of us by being there and lend your voice to the conversations that promote the power of family child care.
NAFCC's mission is to expand and promote the power of family child care. Thank you for letting us help make your work a success.
Bill Hudson, CEO