At VFCCA, we are working passionately to create a brighter future for both childcare providers and parents. We are delighted to introduce our VFCCA Advocacy Team, a group of committed individuals who work tirelessly to advocate for the future of family child care.

Wondering what advocacy is and how it impacts your world? We've curated a selection of informative videos and insightful interviews just for you. It's not only about policies and regulations; it's about how these policies influence you and your family. Join us on this journey of fostering a positive and enriching childcare experience for all.

Navigating Uneven Funding Child Care Providers Share Experiences During and After COVID-19

Navigating Uneven Funding: Child Care Providers Share Experiences During and After COVID-19

Introduction: The landscape of childcare underwent significant transformations during the COVID-19 pandemic, with state and federal governments responding by releasing funds to support providers. Valley Family Child Care Association (VFCCA) members, consisting of both voucher and private-pay providers, found themselves grappling with the impact of uneven funding distribution. In this article, we explore the challenges and triumphs faced by these providers, shedding light on the complexities of stipends, grants, and ARPA funding during these unprecedented times. Uneven Funding and Its Impact: The dichotomy between voucher kids (state-paid) and private-pay kids became more pronounced during the pandemic. While state-funded childcare providers received support, private-pay providers navigated a tougher road. One provider… Read More

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