Including Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care in California’s Vision for Early Childhood Reform

New America | Sarah Jackson

“At its best, FFN care can be child-centered, familial, and flexible. But it can also be fraught if providers don’t have enough support. Some FFN child care providers don’t have enough money for adequate equipment or supplies.”

California’s 2020 Masterplan for Early Learning and Care includes investing in FFN providers as essential to the early childhood ecosystem. The state aims to review requirements, increase compensation, improve professional development opportunities, and give more support for FFN providers.

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