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National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief provides an overview of transportation requirements. A series of briefs about CCDF health and safety requirements was first released in July 2016 by the National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance (ECQA Center) in response to the…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, March, 2020
Reports & Papers
The purpose of this research brief is to report on the licensing requirements and policies for family child care homes (FCCHs) for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The term "state" will be used for all 51 jurisdictions. States may define…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, March, 2020
Other
More than 90,000 licensed family child care homes closed in the United States between 2005 and 2017. Many families depend on family child care providers to care for their children so parents can work and go to school. With fewer family child care…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2019
Other
More than 54,000 licensed family child care homes closed in the United States between 2011 and 2017. Many families depend on family child care providers to care for their children so parents can work and go to school. With fewer family child care…
Adams Michele, Szekely Amanda, Feldlaufer Harriet, Phillips Erica, 12 December, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar discusses strategies to improve access to and quality of family child care (FCC). It introduces two resources to assist stakeholders in this area: 1) a family child care policy assessment and planning tool, and 2) a brief that provides…
Adams Michele, Szekely Amanda, Feldlaufer Harriet, Phillips Erica, 12 December, 2017
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that discusses strategies to improve access to and quality of family child care (FCC). It introduces two resources to assist stakeholders in this area: 1) a family child care policy assessment and…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, November, 2017
Other
This brief, the fifth in the series, is a resource for local, regional, and state stakeholders invested in engaging FCC and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) providers in quality improvement initiatives and supporting this sector of the early…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, November, 2017
Other
This document presents a policy assessment and planning tool that helps states, territories, and tribes assess their current systems and data, policy strategies, initiatives, and outreach, as well as plan next steps, to support access to high-…
Adams Michele, Bromer Juliet, Sager Jessica, Capito Jeanna, 26 September, 2017
Multimedia
This webinar introduces three resources that aim to support the development of high-quality family child care through staffed family child care (FCC) networks. Included is a demonstration of a cost estimation tool, which was created to assist in…
Adams Michele, Bromer Juliet, Sager Jessica, Capito Jeanna, 26 September, 2017
Other
This PowerPoint presentation accompanies a webinar that introduces three resources that aim to support the development of high-quality family child care through staffed family child care (FCC) networks. Included is a demonstration of a cost…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, September, 2017
Other
The first section of this manual explores the rationale for adopting networks as a promising approach to improve FCC quality and the role of FCC in serving a range of diverse populations. The second section explores the critical components of a…
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, September, 2017
Other
The Staffed Family Child Care Network Cost Estimation Tool, the third in the series of five ECQA Center documents, is designed to assist State, regional and local organizations in better understanding the costs associated with operating a staffed…
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.
National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, July, 2016
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This brief, one in a series of nine addressing health and safety requirements specified in the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014, provides an overview of transportation requirements for center-based and home-based child care…