Director / Owner Members

Leaders in the advancement of early education

Who is a CF member Director/ Owner?

Program directors, child care center owners, family child care home operators, and others holding a Director Credential who wish to take part in leadership and advocacy initiatives for the advancement of the field of early care and education/school-age care in Florida.

Why become a member as a Director/Owner?

Membership assists program directors in fulfilling the professional contribution requirement for the renewal of their Director Credential.

The Children's Forum is the Florida affiliate of the Association for Early Learning Leaders (AELL).

Program directors in Florida can join the Association for Early Learning Leaders at one of two levels:

  • State Affiliate Level – $50 per year
    Membership at the state level provides you with the Forum membership benefits.
  • National Level – Cost depends on the subscription level selected
    Membership at the national level provides you with the benefits of the association as well as of the state affiliate.
    Visit the Association to view your benefits.

The Association for Early Learning Leaders is the nation's leader among associations serving child care owners, directors, and administrators. The organization's goal is to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of the people who lead the child care industry by providing services and benefits specifically geared to their needs. You can subscribe to the Association by choosing the most appropriate Toolkit for your organization.

Membership Benefits

All Children's Forum members receive the following benefits:

  • Fulfillment of membership requirements for credential renewals
  • Membership card and certificate
  • Discounts on professional development, training, and classroom supplies through our partner organizations
  • Issues of Florida's Child, our quarterly e-newsletter
  • E-mail notifications of legislative issues and other topics affecting the field
  • Recognition in the Forum's annual report and newsletter as an active member and supporter
  • Advocacy to legislators and business leaders on the important work you do for young children
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