Quality Child Care Matters (QCCM)

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Bring the QCCM program to your community!

Contact us today to learn how you can leverage our expertise, resources, and support to create a lasting impact on local child care for generations to come.

Building a community of family child care providers

Family, or home-based, child care providers care for small groups of children in their own homes. Families often rely on family/home-based child care because of its availability, affordability, and a preference for a more nurturing environment. Family child care providers meet such an important need in our communities, but many still do not have access to resources that would help them ensure children receive high-quality care.

The AVANCE Quality Child Care Matters (QCCM) Program is transforming family child care through education, support, and community building. We provide the tools, resources, and nurturing environment for family child care providers to thrive. Our comprehensive program is built around three core objectives:

family child care educator pointing something out to a young student

Creating self-sustaining support networks for local family child care providers

Promoting family choice and the use of family child care

Enhancing the standard of care for children within family child care homes


How it Works

The QCCM Program uses a combination of strategies to meet family child care providers where they are, providing guidance and support as they strengthen the quality of their care and achieve their personal goals.

Training and Professional Development

Mentoring and Coaching

Learning Network

Program Impact

Since 2019, the QCCM Program has reached more than 250 family/home-based child care providers across Texas.


demonstrated increased knowledge about licensing


reported feeling more empowered


reported increased social connectedness


demonstrated increased knowledge about kindergarten readiness


participants confident applying for Texas Rising Star certification


became Texas Rising Star certified while in the program

I consider myself blessed, having registered for a Saturday conference last year. I was able to connect with people I hadn't seen for years, even before the pandemic. They were so enthusiastic about the many benefits afforded them by this group that I was curious and anxious to join. Since then, the trainings have been convenient and informative. The fellowship, encouragement, humor, and anecdotes offered by the other members make it both enjoyable and vital to my business. Thank you for the chance to participate in this year's program.

-Rachel Mojica Brown

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