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Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Policies and Supports Across the Nation

February 21 2023
3:00 PM EDT

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.


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