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Audience in Lecture






Executive Director


National Association for Family Child Care


Erica Phillips brings a diverse set of business and education experiences to her role as Executive Director of the National Association for Family Child Care. The National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to promoting high quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care for nearly one million paid home-based early learning programs, serving nearly 40% of the 6.7 million children who receive care from a nonrelative on a regular basis. Since 1982, NAFCC has been supporting family child care throughout the country as educators make the intentional choice to offer high quality early care and education in their homes. NAFCC is 3,071-members strong and collaborates with local, state and national organizations to increase the awareness of and improve the quality of family child care. The Washington D.C.-based organization strengthens the profession by advocating for the needs of practitioners and the families they serve, providing an identifiable national voice for all members and promoting a professional accreditation credential which recognizes and encourages high quality care and education in home-based settings. To learn more, visit Previously, Phillips was the President for All Our Kin, a nationally-recognized, Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers. At All Our Kin, she is responsible for leading expansion and building the infrastructure for the growing organization. In 2012, she founded Second Home Early Child Care Centers, a network of home-based early child care centers in Brooklyn. Previously, Erica was a Senior Director at Achievement First Charter School Network, where she started the Human Capital team and was responsible for supporting Achievement First’s activities around Human Resources systems, talent strategy, employment policies, benefits, performance improvement, compensation, and Diversity & Inclusiveness strategy. Erica was also a fellow with Education Pioneers, where she worked for Teach For America on the recruitment strategy for emerging markets. Erica began her career working as a strategy consultant at Monitor Group. Erica holds an M.B.A. and an M.Ed. from Stanford University, and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Northwestern University.

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