Ready to do the #gimmefive Dance at NAFCC Conference

Thursday night, during the official kick off of the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Annual Conference, the NAFCC Board will be leading everyone in this dance!  Practice now and get ready to have some fun with us.

Here is the conference program, page 10 tells you about the big Kickoff from 6:30 to 9:00 pm on Thursday the 16th!

Now lets learn the #gimmefive dance and if you won't be at the conference, do the dance with your kiddos and be there in spirit.


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building