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.
Planning Tool August 13, 2021
This planning tool showcases how the federal relief funds can be used to support infant, toddler, and family well-being through strategies to expand, improve, target, and make early care and education, family support, and maternal and infant/toddler health services more accessible and responsive.
Website August 1, 2021
The child care landscape is a complex, ever-changing environment. Cooperatives -- businesses owned and run by their members -- can be a vital solution many issues. This web page lists a series of resources that show how cooperatives can help build the long-term resilience of child care programs and provide an array of benefits to all stakeholders within the system.
Article July 1, 2021
Transforming children's early care and education into a high-quality learning experience is central to making the city of Detroit a world-class city for its children and families. This article highlights learnings from a formative evaluation of a collaborative effort by a funder, a research organization, and three community partners that set out to shed light on the strengths, limitations, and needs of informal child care providers in southwest Detroit.