Family Child Care Educators' Perspectives on Leaving, Staying, and Entering the Field: Findings From the Multi-State Study of Family Child Care Decline and Supply
This report summarizes findings from focus groups and interviews from four states (WI, MA, CA, FL) about why family child care providers enter the field, stay in the work, or leave the field. Reasons cited for leaving include early childhood systems and policies such as challenges with licensing, as well as the lack of support and respect. The report includes implications for future research and for policies.
Family child care programs
City/state systems work
Health and Safety and Licensing
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion