The Riverside County Child Care Consortium (RCCCC) is currently facilitating a project to assist licensed family child care providers to become accredited through the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC). The project is funded through a grant from First 5 Riverside and is currently in the third cycle of the accreditation process for providers of Riverside County.
Established in 1988 the NAFCC Accreditation Program was designed to create an indicator of quality for family child care programs and to strengthen the family child care profession across the country. This nationally recognized program is a great tool to assist providers in receiving the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
The RCCCC Accreditation Project assists providers with technical support through workshops, site observations, access to resources, accreditation fees and professional growth certificates. Family child care providers who commit to the project agree: that their family child care home will be available for unannounced visits; to participate in all peer workshops provided by RCCCC; to participate in the CARES/AB 212 stipend program; to maintain current membership in NAFCC for 3 years; to remain in compliance with Community Care Licensing Title 22 Regulations; and to actively participate in the self-study process to comply with accreditation standards for NAFCC observation.
Congratulations to recent NAFCC Accredited providers:
Angie Covarrubias, Moreno Valley
Malissa Carranza, Beaumont
Marissa Dandridge, Moreno Valley
Rocio Fuentes, Moreno Valley
Patricia Lash, Perris
Lisa Patton, Nuevo
Mercedes Rodriguez, Indio
Rosalie Trento, Hemet
On Saturday, June 5, 2010 RCCCC hosted the “Many Right Ways” Celebration! Providers enjoyed an afternoon of recognition of their NAFCC Accreditation achievement. Click here to view the program.
During the event, providers were asked to share words of wisdom to pass on to others interested in participating in the project. Click here to view their thoughts.