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. 

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Systems Building
Family child care programs
Capacity building
City/state systems work
Health and Safety and Licensing
Professional Development
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Juliet Bromer, Toni Porter, Samantha Melvin, and Marina Ragonese-Barnes
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88 pages
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