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Voices from the Field: Promising Family Child Care Strategies to Support Children in Mixed-Age Groups

This brief shares findings from a series of focus groups with family child care providers supporting mixed-age groups of children.  Topics addressed include:

  • Experiences of FCC providers supporting mixed-age groups
  • Challenges of caring for children in FCC mixed-age groups
  • Promising practices among providers serving all children
  • Understanding from current FCC providers what helps them stay in the field
  • Determining what training and technical assistance is helpful for providers serving children from birth to 13 years
Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Child and youth development
Professional Development
Program Design and Management
Administration for Children & Families (ACF)
Office of Child Care
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9 pages
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