Family Child Care Resources


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.

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.

The Pyramid Model Goes to Family Child Care Homes
The Pyramid Model facilitates a discussion about the implementation of their model in family child care homes. Two panelists from the University of South Florida describe how they coach and support family child care providers.

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.


California Department of Education: Guidelines for Early Learning in Child Care Home Settings:
CDE details the guidelines for home-based providers, and how to create a caring and learning environment, develop a home-based curriculum, and additional guidelines for providing child care in a home setting.

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.


California Department of Social Services: An Overview of Community Care Licensing
This video resource provides answers to the questions: How does licensing ensure the health and safety of children in child care? What types of licensed child care facilities do licensing oversee? How does licensing work together with licensed child care providers?

California Child Care Licensing Resources for Parents and Providers: