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NAFCC Membership Advisory Council State Representative Elections 2021

NAFCC is seeking State Representatives who are committed to the mission of strengthening the family child care profession and the NAFCC mission to serve on our Membership Advisory Council. The 2021 Election Application Process opened Monday, January 11, 2021 and runs through January 25, 2021.

Membership Advisory Council Mission:
The NAFCC Membership Advisory Council acts as an advisory body to support the continuing transformation of the NAFCC Membership structure into a high-performing, inclusive organization. NAFCC is seeking State Representatives to make up this council.
Membership Advisory Council Purpose:
To advise the NAFCC Governing Board and national staff about all issues related to local and state associations and its members, and to identify and develop strong inclusive leadership.
Commitment & Intent:
This volunteer position is a critical component of outreach for NAFCC. State Representatives are the brand ambassadors of the NAFCC, working directly with family child care providers, state and local organizations, groups, and stakeholders.

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If interested send your electronic submission to elections@nafcc.org by Monday, January 25, 2021.

To be considered it must include the following 5 categories:

  1. Application & Questionnaire form
  2. A one-page Letter of Intent: This is a one-page letter explaining why you want to become a state rep, and what your experience/skills are that will help you be successful. This may also be published and available for members to read
  3. Resume: Please include education, credentials, work experience and volunteer positions with descriptions of responsibilities & achievements
  4. Letters of Recommendation: Please include 3 letters of recommendation from individuals in the Early Care and Education/Family Child Care field. We are especially interested in comments about leadership and advocacy. Each letter must include a name, phone number and email address of the person completing the recommendation.
  5. A current high-resolution photo that may be used online
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Why Affiliate?

Since providers started talking about the formation of a statewide association that was specifically for family child care providers one of the goals was to affiliate with a national professional association. It made sense that that association would be the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC).

Why did the founding group of providers feel affiliation would be of value to providers in Maine?

Across Maine, as across the nation, there are the same conversations taking place about child care. We have elected officials, researchers, and families concerned about cost, access, safety, and quality. How can we as providers be positively involved in finding solutions that provide for a sustainable business, improve quality, and moves forward the professionalism of our field of child care?

Joining together is the best way.

FCCAM’s mission is to unify, promote and strengthen quality professional family child care in the State of Maine. Research continues to indicate that the quality of care by providers who are members of professional associations is higher. This is because of the strengthening relationships built through the networking and training opportunities associations provide. FCCAM’s efforts will be supported by an affiliation with NAFCC.

Joining a national association allows for our voices to be heard from the local, to state, to federal level. Together providers can speak to the importance of family child care in meeting the needs of children and families in the United States.

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Affiliation with NAFCC means assistance to FCCAM, to be shared with our membership, thru the Association receiving:

  • Monthly e-newsletters and public policy updates
  • Networking and support from national family child care leaders
  • Discounted Association Leadership Training Webinars
  • Two Discounted Registrations for NAFCC’s Family Child Care Conference
  • List Trainings and Conference on NAFCC’s Online Training Calendar