Including Family Child Care in State and City-funded Pre-K Systems: Opportunities and Challenges

The NIEER has released a report that addresses the current integration of Family Child Care (FCCs) in publicly-funded pre-K and the lack of data collected from FCCs in comparison to center-based child care. See excerpt below:

While program standards, quality and funding vary by state and sector, the extent to which home-based programs participate in state-funded pre-K has not been studied to the same degree as center-based programs. Inclusion of Family Child Care homes (FCCs) in publicly-funded pre-K may provide opportunities to address issues such as workforce capacity and equity, linguistic and cultural responsiveness, family choice, and scarcity of center-based providers.

Authored by GG Weisenfeld and Ellen Frede (NIEER staff)

To view the report in full, click here.

Source Cited – Weisenfeld, G., & Frede, E. (2021). Including family child care in state and city-funded pre-k system: Opportunities and challenges. National Institute for Early Education Research.

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) improves the learning and development of young children by producing and communicating knowledge that transforms policy and practice.

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