The Village Staffed Family Child Care Network

Support for Family Child Care Providers

Action for Children believes that a village is only as strong as the people in it. That’s why we created The Village Staffed Family Child Care Network (SFCCN) to bring together leaders in Family Child Care across central Ohio.

Welcome to The Village!

The Village is for Family Child Care owners and administrators who are ready to receive dedicated support and build continuous relationships. Services are currently open to all pre-licensed and licensed Family Child Care programs in Franklin County.

Connection. Support. Engagement.

As a Family Child Care Professional, you deserve opportunities for all three of these important resources. The Village offers all of this and more.

  1. Connection

    Family Child Care professionals are often isolated from others, due to the permanent in-home location of their business combined with the reduced group size/ratio of 1:6, often not requiring more than one (1) child care staff member per program. The Village offers connection to other professionals, improving the overall health and well-being of Family Child Care leaders.

  2. Support

    Family Child Care Professionals are often challenged with access to resources, support services, equitable compensation and connections to other providers. The Village provides support through specialized professional development and training, equitable access to staff and funding, and strength-based professional relationships.

  3. Engagement

    The Village offers opportunities for engagement and networking with other business professionals through our connection to The Business & Operational Support Services (BOSS) program, as well as other outreach events provided through Action for Children’s Child Care Education & Initiatives department.

What We Offer:
  • Four (4) on-site, individualized coaching sessions with Action for Children Village Coaches and peer-to-peer program mentoring
  • Twenty (20) hours of FREE professional development
  • Three (3) FCC-focused networking and community-building events
  • Up to $300 to purchase program materials specifically selected for your needs
  • Peer mentorship with a pre-licensed or provisionally licensed Family Child Care program owner

Complete an Action for Children Connect Form to learn more about joining The Village!


Support Our Work

The Village services are provided by Action for Children. This program was financially assisted by the Franklin County Board of Commissioners, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, and Action for Children’s generous donors. Donate to Action for Children to support The Village!

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