This link to the Erickson Institute website provides an assessment tool for home-based child care. The Relationship-Based Support to Home-Based Child Care assessment tool (RBS-HBCC) examines the quality of relationships and interactions between home-based child-care providers and staff specialists who support these providers at networks and other organizations.
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.
Website June 1, 2021
The business model for small child care programs is fundamentally flawed, but banding together may help providers operate more efficiently and reach the scale they need to weather financial storms. Shared Services is one approach that is working. The Opportunities Exchange website, dedicated to helping the early childhood field achieve financial sustainability and strong child outcomes through shared services, offers many resources about shared services.
Report June 1, 2021
This report explores opportunities to further develop and improve a system of quality improvement and supports in Philadelphia. Based on input from more than 300 early childhood providers, 16 quality improvement organizations, and four public and private funders, the report offers 17 recommendations for quality improvement.