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. 


Save the Date! Check back for more details:

The National Health & Human Services Summit is May 21-24, 2023 in Baltimore, MD.

The Economic Mobility & Well-Being Annual Conference is August 27-30, 2023 in Long Beach, CA.
Access here

Latest Resources

APHSA Comment Letter in Response to NPRM on Improving Child Care, August 28, 2023
This APHSA comment letter is in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding Improving Child Care Access, Affordability, and Stability in the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF).

APHSA Comment Letter in Response to NPRM on Student Loan Programs, August 12, 2022
APHSA Comment Letter in response to the Notice of Purposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the Student Assistance General Provisions, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Family Education Loan Program, and William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Document Citation: 87 FR 41878 Docket ID ED-2021-OPE-0077).

APHSA Calls on Congress to Provide Immediate, Guaranteed Long-Term Investments in our Nation’s Child Care System, June 2, 2022
APHSA Call to Action urging Congress to provide immediate, guaranteed long-term investments in our nation’s child care system. The principles reflected represent a bold, comprehensive, and practical approach that ensures all states have the tools required to transform and strengthen their early childhood systems.

Core Principles for TANF Modernization: A Legislative Framework for TANF Reform, March 2022
As we round a quarter-century of TANF, APHSA is embracing the call to reimagine how TANF can work in support of the families it serves. APHSA’s members have laid out a legislative framework to unlock the potential of TANF. We call upon Congress to use this framework as a starting point to build common ground to achieve a TANF reauthorization that promotes a more equitable and prosperous future for all Americans.

Core Principles for TANF Modernization, April 30, 2021
The latest installment of our Cornerstone series highlights how we can build common ground on what families need to thrive and how TANF can align with other key building blocks of well-being, as well as addressing the limitations in current TANF policy—particularly in redressing long-standing structural inequities—so that we can be bold about embracing change.

TANF North Star Map of Core Principles, April 30, 2021
Our Infographic illustrates the renewed vision of what TANF can be and embedded within the principles are the values of equity, inclusion, and the limitless possibilities of human potential.

Unlocking the “Prevention Services” in the Family First Prevention Services Act, December 2021
This policy brief focuses on the challenges and opportunities that the Family First Prevention Services Act offers to accelerate the shift towards a prevention-oriented child well-being system.