Staffed Family Child Care Networks

Last Reviewed Date
June 22, 2023

Staffed Family Child Care (FCC) networks are an important part of the child care solution for families and educators. Successful FCC networks are built on strengths-based relationships and equity and can take many forms. The materials on this page can help you understand the importance of FCC networks, how to begin or expand your FCC network, and share stories of successful implementation.  

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

This brief includes a description of family child care (FCC) networks, and outlines an informed strategy for supporting high-quality family child care.

Staffed Family Child Care Network Cost Estimation Tool

This tool assists state, regional, and local organizations in better understanding the costs associated with operating a staffed family child care (FCC) network. 

National Study of Family Child Care Networks

This study focuses on 156 networks to map the national landscape, includes interviews with directors, and has in-depth case studies of two promising networks. 

All Our Kin

All Our Kin provides resources to help FCC providers expand their knowledge of child development and learn new strategies for supporting children and families.

Educators’ Perspectives on Leaving, Staying, and Entering the Field: Findings on FCC Decline and Supply

This webinar explains a study that examines factors that contribute to family child care (FCC) educators’ decisions to leave or stay in the field. 

Staffed Family Child Care Networks: Improving Access, Quality, and Sustainability

In this webinar, NCECQA, All Our Kin, and Toni Porter participate in a panel discussion on the importance of staffed family child care networks. 

Financing Supports for Family Child Care

This webinar focused on financing supports for family child care and included presentations from NCECQA partners, All Our Kin and First Children's Finance.