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NAFCC Accreditation

NAFCC Accreditation

National Association for Family Child Care Accreditation

NAFCC Purpose

NAFCC Accreditation is an accreditation system that has been designed to help family child care providers set and reach quality improvement goals and to help parents and policymakers identify high quality care in a home setting.

NAFCC Eligibility

Offer care to children in your home

Primary caregiver (children are not left with a substitute more than 20% of the time)

21 years of age or older

High school diploma or equivalent

18 months experience as a family child care provider

65 hours of documented training (completed before observation visit)

NAFCC Accreditation Process

Self-Study Process: NAFCC will send a self-study packet (includes provider self-study workbook and standards guidebook). This packet should be used for assessment of the program in order to make quality improvements where needed.

Observation Visit: After all quality improvements have been made, NAFCC will arrange for an onsite observation visit.

Scholarship funds are avialable for all of these accreditations!

For Illinois counties McLean, Livingston, Ford & DeWitt the Child Care Resource & Referral has funding available to assist family child care providers that are in the process of Accreditation. For more information, call 309.828.1892 or 1.800.437.8256.

For more information about NAFCC call 515.282.8192 or visit