The Mission of the Maryland State Family Child Care Association (MSFCCA) is to promote and enhance our profession by advocating for family child care providers through education and collaboration with local associations for the quality care of all children.
The following list represents measurable outcomes since 2006:
- Increase Quality in Family Child Care Settings
- Lobbied and advocated for a $4 million increase to the child care subsidy budget, ensuring that providers received increased reimbursement rates.
- Increased the number of credentialed providers by 12% by mentoring 444 providers through the process.
- Increased by 8% the number of family child care providers who have successfully completed MMSR (Maryland Model for School Readiness).
- Completed Reach Out and Touch programs for 20 of the 22 local associations.
- Sought and obtained $779,000 in grant funding for accreditation, expansion of infant and toddler and overnight care, training, and technical assistance.
- Successfully led 39 family child care providers through national accreditation and currently have 77 more in the process under grant funding and 3 we are providing technical assistance to so that they can successfully complete the process.
- Chair the Office of Child Care Advisory Committee.
- Recently named to the Early Childhood Advisory Council to the Governor.
- Signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Maryland State Department of Education and other advocacy groups to support Inclusive Child Care for all children in Maryland regardless of developmental or disability level.
- Under a grant from MSDE, we are providing direct training and technical assistance to four counties in Maryland to address the barriers to accreditation, re-accreditation, increased professional development, and participation in the CACFP program.
- Initiating, chairing, and developing a workgroup on a quality rating and improvement system in Maryland to recognize those providers who go above and beyond.
- Increase Membership at Local and State Association
- Increased member county associations from 19 to 22.
- Increased membership by 21%.
- Participated at conferences and local fairs to notify general public of benefits of family child care.
- Increased Member Benefits
- Secured group health insurance for all early care and education providers in Maryland.
- Provide free or reduced training to all local county associations.
- Provide grant writing and technical assistance.
- Paid Director of Training and Technical.