Who We Are

Supporting Professionals Network Association (SPNA) for Family Child Care is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the professional growth for family child care educators and their businesses. Our organization represents over 100 home-based quality early learning programs committed to providing a safe, warm and welcoming environment for children and families.

We welcome professional Family Child Care Educators to join our organization.

Our Story

SPNA was founded in August 1998 by Mrs. DeCarla Burton with the vision of one day becoming a network of Professional Early Childhood Educators that are respected partners in the childhood community.

Mrs. Burton realized that she needed other visionaries with the same drive and determination, and Dorothy Davis was one of the first educators to answer that call.

Together, they organized SPNA, one of the largest local professional early childhood organizations in Illinois, offering support for both family child care and programs that expanded their FCC businesses to center based early childhood settings.

Meet a Few of Our Members