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A compilation of initiatives to support home-based child care
United States. Administration for Children and Families. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, March 31, 2010
Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.

A compilation of profiles of 96 initiatives that target and support home-based child care

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The Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project: How Early Head Start programs are reaching out to kith and kin caregivers: Final interim report
Paulsell, Diane, 2006
Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

A preliminary descriptive evaluation of the Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project, analyzing participant characteristics and program design as they affect the extension of home visitation services to relatives and non-relatives caring for infants and toddlers enrolled in home-based Early Head Start programs

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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 best practices: A report to Ready 4 K: How culturally diverse families teach their children to succeed and how early education systems can learn from them: Full report
Ready 4 K, January, 2007
St. Paul, MN: Ready 4 K.

A description of informal care and early education practices of African-American, Hmong, Latino, Mille Lacs/Ojibwe, and Somali communities in Minnesota, and an analysis of the relationship between caregiving practices in these communities and the skills and abilities guidelines expressed in Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards

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Family, friend and neighbor caregivers: Results of the 2004 Minnesota statewide household child care survey
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, 2006
St. Paul, MN: Wilder Research Center.

Results of a statewide telephone survey of the characteristics of family, friend and neighbor caregivers in Minnesota, including group sizes, quality of care, cost, caregiver training and experience, and problems in providing care

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Family, friend and neighbor child care providers in recent immigrant and refugee communities
Vang, Chia Y., February, 2006
(DHS-4518-ENG). St. Paul, MN: Minnesota, Department of Human Services.

An examination of child care practices, needs, and access in recent immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota, based on focus groups conducted with family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care providers in their home languages

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Family, friends and neighbors caring for children through the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program: A survey of caregivers and parents
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, 2006
St. Paul, MN: Wilder Research Center.

A study of family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care in Minnesota, examining its use by families receiving child care subsidies, characteristics of registered FFN providers, and strategies for FFN outreach and support

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Getting organized: Unionizing home-based child care providers: 2010 update
Blank, Helen, June 2010
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

An examination of statewide efforts between February 2007 and March 2010 to allow home-based child care workers, including licensed family child care providers and regulation-exempt family, friend, and neighbor caregivers receiving subsidies, to join unions

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Maternal grandmothers as child care providers for rural, low-income mothers: A unique child care arrangement
Reschke, Kathy L., 2006
Journal of Children & Poverty, 12(2), 159-174

An examination of the positive and challenging aspects of grandmothers providing child care for their grandchildren, investigating the experiences of the grandmothers as well as the effects on the sample of low income mothers from rural communities

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Minnesota Sparking Connections: Child care resource and referral strategies for supporting family, friend, and neighbor caregivers
Myers, Sandy,
St. Paul: Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network.

An evaluation of Sparking Connections Minnesota, an initiative of child care resource and referral agencies to support quality family, friend, and neighbor child care provision

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Observations of child care provided by family, friends and neighbors in Minnesota: A report of the Minnesota Child Care Policy Research Partnership
Tout, Kathryn, February 2006
(DHS-4514-ENG). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Human Services.

A study of family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care settings, with a focus on caregivers’ interactions with children, activities and materials available, and physical environments and routines, based on observations of 41 FFN providers in Minnesota

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Supporting family, friend and neighbor caregivers: Findings from a survey of state policies
Porter, Toni, 2005
New York: Bank Street College of Education, Institute for a Child Care Continuum. (No longer accessible as of August 16, 2012)

An examination of state regulatory policies for kith and kin child care providers receiving government subsidies

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