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Children are in out-of-home care settings more than ever, as their parents are working due to necessity or choice. The increased need for care is exacerbated by the barriers families face in finding quality care; in some instances, what is available or affordable to a family is not of the quality that we know can positively impact child development and learning. family child care in state systems and quality support efforts. This report explores why the integration of family child care in QRIS is critical, outlines several integration considerations and strategies, and provides state examples.

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