TAFCC is a young organization that originated in Granbury, Texas, on February 22, 1997. A group of sixty home child care providers across Texas met at Camp El Tesoro for a weekend leadership retreat. The annual event, known as “Jeans Jamboree” was sponsored by the First Texas Council of Camp Fire in Fort Worth. Camp Fire provided an opportunity for a leadership forum. These experienced providers networked ideas and information, that led to the formation of a new state association, now known as the Texas Association for Family Child Care (TAFCC).
One hundred twenty-five attendees participated in the first mini-workshop presented on July 26, 1997 in Fort Worth, Texas. TAFCC has maintained momentum by presenting conferences across Texas, including the cities of Bedford, Lubbock, San Antonio, and Austin.