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Bromer Juliet, Melvin Samantha A., Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, March, 2021
Literature Review
This literature review and conceptual model examine research on the factors that may contribute to the decrease of regulated FCC supply. The research literature primarily focuses on challenges and demands that FCC providers face which we hypothesize…
Porter Toni, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Melvin Samantha A., Bromer Juliet, March, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief presents a conceptual model to help policy makers and other stakeholders understand the constellations of factors that may contribute to the decrease in FCC supply. The model is based on a literature review of the limited research that…
Bromer Juliet, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Porter Toni, November, 2020
Reports & Papers

This report presents findings from in-depth case studies of two FCC networks (FFCN) that serve regulated FCC educators – Little People FCCN and Downtown FCCN . The study sought to understand approaches to service delivery implementation, the…

Bromer Juliet, Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Porter Toni, November, 2020
Executive Summary

This report presents findings from in-depth case studies of two FCC networks (FFCN) that serve regulated FCC educators – Little People FCCN and Downtown FCCN . The study sought to understand approaches to service delivery implementation, the…

Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, Melvin Samantha A., Ragonese-Barnes Marina, Molloy Patricia, September, 2020
Reports & Papers
This research-to-policy brief is part of Erikson Institute's Multi-State Study of Family Child Care Decline that is currently examining the factors behind the decline of licensed care in four states. Findings presented here are based on 22 focus…
Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The current report presents findings from qualitative interviews with a sub-sample of 47 directors of organizations drawn from the National Study of Family Child Care Networks (Bromer & Porter, 2019). Building on the results of the national…
Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, March, 2020
Executive Summary
The current report presents findings from qualitative interviews with a sub-sample of 47 directors of organizations drawn from the National Study of Family Child Care Networks (Bromer & Porter, 2019). Building on the results of the national…
Bromer Juliet, Molloy Patricia, Porter Toni, Reardon Margaret, February, 2020
Other
This brief describes a pilot of the BTS Collaborative approach with family child care networks and other organizations that support HBCC providers. The pilot aim focused on improving care for toddlers in mixed-age groups in HBCC. Participating teams…
Blasberg Amy, Bromer Juliet, Nugent Courtney, Porter Toni, Shivers Eva Marie, Tonyan Holli A., Tout Kathryn, Weber Roberta B. (Bobbie), March, 2019
Other

The purpose of this brief is to provide a conceptual model for quality in home-based child care that can be used to inform state and local efforts in developing quality improvement initiatives that engage and sustain home-based child care…

Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, February, 2019
Other
This brief presents the framework for the proposed family child care collaborative. Envisioned by the agency and provider stakeholders as a central hub housed in an existing agency, most likely an Early Learning Resource Center, the Collaborative…
Bromer Juliet, Porter Toni, January, 2019
Reports & Papers
This report presents findings from the national survey of family child care networks and includes examples of network services and strategies from the qualitative interviews with directors. The report is organized into three sections. The first…
Bromer Juliet, Porter Toni, January, 2019
Executive Summary
This report describes findings from a survey-based scan of the landscape of staffed family child care networks across the U.S. and draws on examples from in-depth interviews with a sub-sample of network directors. Findings from this study contribute…
Bromer Juliet, Porter Toni, April, 2017
Other
While family child care networks exist in many communities across the country, policymakers and program administrators may lack information about the components that can contribute to their effectiveness. This brief provides guidance, based on…
Bromer Juliet, Porter Toni, April, 2017
Executive Summary
This is a summary for a document that discusses family child care networks, key elements of networks, and future directions.
Porter Toni, Bromer Juliet, March, 2017
Reports & Papers
This brief describes how an evaluation of a family child care network in Philadelphia led to consensus around the need to build a system-wide coordinated strategy for supporting family child care. Part of the two-year evaluation entailed bringing…