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Staffed Family Child Care Networks: A Research-Informed Strategy for Supporting High-Quality Family Child Care

This brief includes a description of family child care networks and addresses supports a staffed family child care network can provide, particularly to special populations (family, friend, and neighbor care, license-exempt providers, English language learners, and dual language learners); the essential elements of an effective network; and the value networks bring to the family child care profession.

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This brief includes a description of FCC networks and addresses supports a staffed family child care network can provide, particularly to special populations (FFN, license-exempt, ELL and DLL); the essential elements of an effective network; and the value networks bring to the family child care profession.

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Brief
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Topic/Subtopic: 
Quality Improvement
Provider Supports for Quality Improvement
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Yes
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Provider Supports
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CCDF Payment Rates - Understanding the 75th Percentile

The CCDBG Act requires Lead Agencies to certify that rates are sufficient to ensure eligible children have equal access to child care services comparable to those in State or local sub-markets provided to children who are not eligible to receive CCDF or other Federal or State child care assistance. The benchmark for equal access established by the ACF Office of Child Care (OCC) is the 75th percentile of the current child care market. OCC considers payment rates set at the 75th percentile or higher as providing equal access. This brief assists in understanding the 75th percentile.

Child Care Background Checks Implementation Planning Checklist

The CCDBG Act of 2014 (the Act) requires States and Territory Lead Agencies to conduct comprehensive background checks for child care staff members and prospective employees every five years. Child care staff members include individuals employed by an eligible child care provider or whose activities involve the care or supervision of children or have unsupervised access to children. For family child care home providers, this includes the caregiver as well as other adults in the household that may have unsupervised access to children.

Briefs about Health and Safety Topics

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 made major changes designed to protect the health and safety of children in early care and education (ECE) settings. The foundation of high-quality child care that promotes child development involves efforts to improve children’s health, safety, and well-being. When fully implemented, the changes in the CCDBG Act of 2014 will expand the availability of quality child care and will benefit the more than 1.4 million children and families receiving child care subsidies.

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Resource Type: 
Brief
Publication Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2017
Topic/Subtopic: 
Health and Safety Requirements and Standards
Licensing Administration
Licensing Policies/Structure of Regulatory Agencies
Includes State Examples: 
No
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H&S Requirements & Standards
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Developing and Revising Child Care Licensing Requirements

Having clearly written, research-based, measurable licensing requirements is the first step in protecting children from health and safety risks and promoting quality care. Licensing requirements—supported by monitoring, enforcement, and technical assistance—provide protection through prevention and reduce risks to the health, safety, and well-being of children in care. This document presents steps for developing and revising child care licensing requirements, based on several States’ successful practices.

Requirements and Standards

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Brief
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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Briefs
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HHS_USDA Joint Monitoring Brief

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Brief
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Topic/Subtopic: 
Protecting Children's Health and Safety
Includes State Examples: 
Yes
Workgroup Parent Folder: 
Monitoring
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Not Archived
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Zelda Boyd

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Resource Type: 
Brief
Publication Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017
Includes State Examples: 
No
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Photos
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