There is a growing recognition that legally unregulated home-based child care (HBCC), also referred to as care provided by family, friends, and neighbors (FFN), is the most common type of child care in the US. While families from all socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds are likely to rely on FFN care at some point, it is especially common among immigrant, refugee, and dual language learner (DLL) families as well as families with low incomes, families with parents working nontraditional schedules, families living in rural areas, families with children with disabilities and special needs, and families with infants and toddlers . The documented decrease in the number of regulated HBCC programs shows that families of infants and toddlers are likely relying more and more on unregulated FFN care.
Join us as presenters discuss findings from the soon-to-be-released brief, State Scan of Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Policies and Supports.
Report February 20, 2024
Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 is grounded in equity, the science of child development, and a firm understanding that it takes leaders from early care and education, health, higher education and workforce development, housing, human services, and public education—along with families, communities, and the public and private sectors—to work together during this critical period of children’s lives. Raise Up Oregon: A Statewide Early Childhood System Plan 2024-2028 outlines meaningful actions to better serve the 43,000 children born each year in Oregon and their families.
Archived Webinar January 24, 2024
These resources are from the January 19 webinar, We Can't Do It Alone: Partnering with Local Government to Advance Statewide PN-3 Efforts.
Report January 24, 2024
This resource highlights key strategies to help state and local leaders identify common challenges and actionable strategies to strengthen alignments between state, county and city governments and coordinate prenatal through age three agendas in their communities.