Developing a Staffed Family Child Care Network: A Technical Assistance Manual

This technical assistance manual is written for leaders and stakeholders at the state, regional, and local levels who are planning to offer supports to the family child care (FCC) provider community through staffed FCC networks. It provides key considerations and questions necessary to effectively implement networks. The first section of this manual explores the rationale for adopting networks as a promising approach to improve FCC quality and the role of FCC in serving a range of diverse populations. The second section explores the critical components of a staffed FCC network. The third section outlines the four stages of successful network implementation—exploration, installation, initial implementation, and full implementation.

You may also be interested in these publications:

Staffed Family Child Care Network Cost Estimation Tool

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


PDF icon sfccn_ta_manual_final.pdf1.13 MB
Publication Date: 
September 12, 2017
Resource Type: 
Archive Status: