Join us for the 30th Annual National Family Child Care Conference that has gone virtual! Although we won't be meeting in person this year, your registration will still get you access to the following: 

- Shortened schedule! Instead of having to take off work and spend the money on a hotel and travel for our onsite conference, now you can enjoy conference from the comfort of your own home on the evening of Friday, July 17th, and all-day Saturday, July 18th. See the full conference schedule here!

- CEU credits available for all training workshops

- On-demand viewing after the conference so you can review your favorite workshops and check out the workshops you missed live! This means you’ll be able to earn up to 24 hours (or 2.4 CEU’s) of (English) training credit!

- A Spanish track with 4 live sessions presented in Spanish

- A Black and Latina caucus where you can discuss the things that are important to you

- Bonus workshops that you’ll be able to access on-demand after the conference

- Engaging keynote speakers who know family child care like you know family child care

- Virtual exhibit hall where you can still check out your favorite vendors without having to leave your couch

- NAFCC's 30th Conference Birthday Party - come celebrate the conference’s 30th birthday party from the comfort of your own home!


"Any Time is 3Ts Time" is a new community-driven suite of online, print, and in-person resources for families, all types of child care providers, and community organizations. These resources foster knowledge and build actionable skills that parents can use to promote foundational brain development in children, birth to 3. "Any Time is 3Ts Time" was created by the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health at the University of Chicago, through the generous support of PNC Grow Up Great, presenting sponsor of the 2020 National Family Child Care Conference. 

A TMW Center staff member will be available to answer questions in the virtual booth on Friday, July 17 7-8 PM EST and Saturday, July 18 11 AM -12 PM EST. Participants are also welcome to send questions to!  

NAFCC administers the only national accreditation system designed specifically for family child care providers. Accreditation is awarded to family child care providers who meet the eligibility requirements and the Quality Standards for NAFCC Accreditation. Family child care providers achieve this high level of quality through a process that examines all aspects of the family child care program, i.e. relationships, the environment, developmental learning activities, safety, health, and professional and business practices.

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Plum Street Press is a New Orleans-based boutique children’s book publisher. We believe that all children should get to see themselves and their friends represented in the pages of books. That’s why, whether they are fantasy or realistic fiction, all of our books feature children of color just being kids. Our books are just a drop in the bucket, but we hope that every drop helps!

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Tom Copeland is the nation's expert on the business of family child care . I am an independent consultant, trainer, author, and family child care advocate. Since 1981 I have helped hundreds of thousands of people understand complex business and tax issues.

I conduct regular webinars for child care organzations across the country. To sponsor my training, contact Nicole Hopkinson at the National Association for Family Child Care at

I also answer questions on the business of family child care at no charge. Email me at

I've written ten books on the business of family child care and posted hundreds of articles at my website: