Who We Are

The National Association of State Child Care Administrators (NASCCA) is an affinity group of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and was established in 2000. NASCCA enhances and sustains legislative, regulatory, and fiscal policies supportive of effective child care programs.

Our Purpose

To support state and local leaders in developing child care resources designed to meet the needs of children from birth through school age and their families. With a focus on quality and access, NASCCA works to build a child care system that invests in children's well-being and potential through safe and affordable care. 


Economic Mobility and Well-Being Conference (EMWB)
August 22-25 | Milwaukee, WI

EMWB will bring together members from three APHSA affinity groups – American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD), National Association of TANF Administrators (NASTA), National Association of Program Information and Performance Management (NAPIPM) – in partnership with the National Association of Welfare and Research Statistics (NAWRS). EMWB will showcase the work of agencies, researchers, and private sector to advance our collective goal of achieving economic mobility and well-being for all.
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Latest Resources

APHSA Comment Letter on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery December 28, 2020

Read the Feedback Letter submitted by APHSA and NASCCA leadership January 8, 2019, responding to the outreach from Director Shannon Christian at the Office of Child Care, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. The letter provides insights and feedback assessing the effectiveness and quality of technical assistance (TA) offered through the Office of Child Care, regional teams, and contracted TA providers.