Family Child Care Resources

Websites
National Association for Family Child Care
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

California Child Care Licensing Resource Videos for Parents and Family Child Care Providers
The California Department of Social Services provides brief, informative videos about licensing regulations and requirements for family child care programs.

First 5 California
First 5 California invests in comprehensive programs that support children ages 0 to 5 and their families in California’s counties. Resources are designed to benefit three target audiences: the child, the teacher, and the parent.

California Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP) Project
The CCIP project supports local resource and referral agencies across the state to work with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders to recruit, train, and retain licensed family child care providers. Funding through CCIP enables local R&Rs to improve their training capacity and to enhance professional development activities.

Family Child Care at Its Best
Family Child Care at Its Best, a project of UC Davis Extension, offers statewide, no-cost child development education for family child care providers.

Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC)
PITC Partners for Quality, a project of WestEd’s Center for Child and Family Studies, offers subsidized on-site training, mentoring and coaching in the PITC Philosophy to groups of infant/toddler care teachers, administrators, and family child care providers throughout California.

California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN)
CPIN offers professional development for preschool administrators and teachers highlighting research-based information, resources, and effective instructional practices focused on preparing children to flourish in early childhood and succeed in elementary school and beyond.

CA Collaborative on the Social & Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CA-CSEFEL)
Social-emotional development is foundational for learning and development in young children, and California is committed to promoting and supporting healthy social-emotional development in all of its children.

Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN)
FCCHENs are administered through local agencies which oversee subsidized child care in family child care homes. The networks offer professional development and technical assistance to family child care homes participating in the program.

Articles
QRIS: Empowering Family Child Care Providers as Leaders
Young Children, V.71, No. 4
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Paper explores how state-level quality improvement efforts like QRIS can provide an inclusive opportunity to build the leadership skills of family child care providers.

Staffed Family Child Care Networks: A Strategy to Enhance Quality Care for Infants and Toddlers
Zero to Three
Paper defines staffed Family Child Care (FCC) networks and examines how they are uniquely positioned to improve the quality of care that infants and toddlers receive in FCC settings.