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Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., August 2008
(Reviews of Research). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

An overview of research on the characteristics of users and providers of family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN), and an overview of research on FFN usage patterns by children's age

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Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., August 2008
(Reviews of Research). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A review of research on the characteristics of users and providers of family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN), and a review of research on FFN usage patterns by children's age

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Demographics of family, friend, and neighbor child care: Table of methods and findings
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., 2009
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A table outlining the research methodologies, populations, sources of data, and findings of select studies on the provision and use of family, friend, and neighbor care in the United States

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Evaluation of the Minnesota Family, Friend and Neighbor Grant Program: Report to the 2010 Minnesota Legislature
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, February 2010
(DHS-5269-ENG). St. Paul: Minnesota, Department of Human Services.

An evaluation of the Minnesota Family, Friend, and Neighbor Grant Program, which provided funding to organizations to educate and support family, friend, and neighbor child care providers, that examined the development of children in family, friend, and neighbor care and the characteristics, knowledge, and caregiving practices of providers

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Family, friend and neighbor care: Promoting quality care and children's healthy development
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., 2004
Sacramento: First 5 California.

An overview of research regarding Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care (FFN) providing background information of FFN providers and parents, discussing the quality of FFN care, and exploring future implications for researchers and policy makers

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Family, friend and neighbor care: Promoting quality care and children's healthy development: Executive summary
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., 2004
Sacramento: First 5 California.

A summary of a review of research on family, friend and neighbor care (FFN), with a focus on California

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The Minnesota family, friend and neighbor grant program
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., May, 2011
Zero to Three, 31(5), 42-50

In 1997, Minnesota became the first state in the nation to pass legislation establishing an education and support program for family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care providers. This article describes the Minnesota Family, Friend and Neighbor Grant Program and findings from an evaluation of the programs and a curriculum scan of materials used in the programs. The authors discuss lessons about program implementation and offer recommendations for continued program development. The authors also describe caregiver-reported activities as a result of program participation and share experiences of a unique and prominent group of FFN caregivers-grandmothers. (author abstract)

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Quality in family, friend, and neighbor child care settings
Susman-Stillman, Amy R., May 2011
New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A review of research on issues related to the quality of family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care, including structural and process quality in FFN child care settings, parental perceptions of FFN care, and the relationship between FFN care and child outcomes

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