Join Us!

New members can use our convenient online registration form to join and pay membership fees. Please contact Vicki at admin@cafra.ca if you have any questions. Thanks!

CAFRA is an association for Early Learning and Child Care Administrators who foster bold leadership and advocate for environments that support the well-being of children and families. By becoming a member, administrators will have access to professional development, leadership resources, and networking. Additionally, CAFRA provides opportunities for those in administrative roles to stay informed on political climates, emerging trends, and research impacting the Early Learning and Child Care sector.

Why Invest in Leadership
An investment in administrative leadership is an investment in your Early Learning Community. According to the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA), one area of building a high-quality early learning and childcare system is well-functioning teams and early learning workplaces. To create a positive and engaged early learning workplace, those in administrative roles must have access to resources and professional development opportunities to help them adequately navigate the complexities of leading a team, specifically an early learning team.

Administrators who can enhance their leadership skills will be better able to ensure their Early Learning Community’s culture stays on track, and by improving your culture, you can both attract and retain educators in your program. Research indicates, organizations with strong, effective leadership outperform organizations that don’t and who wouldn’t want to work for a thriving organization under exceptional direction? Having the ability to attract and retain your educating team will directly contribute to the wellbeing of children and families. CAFRA is committed to supporting those in administrative roles to develop their skills, and in return, enhance their program.

Why Connection Matters
Connecting to a professional community will help administrators keep a pulse of what is happening in the industry. Those who hold a CAFRA membership will have opportunities for on-going discussion regarding the successes, challenges, and issues administrators face in early childhood settings. Sharing experiences and information with those facing similar situations is invaluable.

Operating in isolation can be a source of frustration, loneliness and increased challenges. CAFRA provides an avenue for administrators to combine collective knowledge, research, and up-to-date information for the betterment of early learning programs. Thus, lifting the weight of problem-solving and research in isolation. We are better together, and we are excited about your interest in CAFRA.

Membership Term: January 2022 – December 2022

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Listed below are the benefits and cost of each membership type.

2022 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
($300 January – December 2022)
BENEFITS:
– May be elected or appointed to the board of directors
– May hold committee positions
– May vote on issues at general meetings
– Access Society resources, events, and professional development free or at reduced rates
– May bring a guest to meetings of the Society or events when space allows at a cost recovery to a maximum of 3 times per year
– May request their agency be named as a Supporter of the Society [“Supporting Agency”] on the Society’s website
– Receive notice of meetings and attend meetings of the Society

2022 INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP
($150 January – December 2022)
BENEFITS:
– May hold committee positions
– May access Society events for a fee
– May bring a guest to meetings of the Society or events when space allows at a cost recovery to a maximum of 3 times per year
– Receive notice of meetings and attend meetings of the Society

Payment Information

CREDIT CARD

New member? Please complete the online registration form. You can pay by credit card when you complete your registration form. 

Already a member? Click HERE to pay by credit card to renew a CAFRA Annual Professional Membership or CAFRA Annual Individual Membership.

CHEQUE
*Send cheques (made out to CAFRA) to:
CAFRA
10654 82 Avenue NW #190
Edmonton, AB T6E 2A7

*CAFRA meetings are held twice a year: the AGM in March and a General Meeting in September. Monthly social and professional development events are held throughout the year.*

Contact Us

E-mail admin@cafra.ca

Website www.cafra.ca

Join us on Facebook!

Mailing Address
CAFRA
10654 82 Ave. NW #190
Edmonton, AB T6E 2A7

For more information, e-mail Vicki at admin@cafra.ca or complete the contact form below.

https://square.link/u/U2nphTSF