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Assessing initiatives for family, friend, and neighbor child care: An overview of models and evaluations
Porter, Toni, March 2007
(Research-to-Policy Connections No. 5). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

A description of current efforts to support and enhance home-based, regulation-exempt child care provided by family, friends, and/or neighbors, and of the documentation and evaluation of these efforts

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Assessing the operation and impact of the Childminder Sustainability Grant
Tapp, Penelope, October 2003
(Brief No. RB484). Nottingham, United Kingdom: Great Britain, Department for Education and Skills.

A summary of a study of an initiative in the United Kingdom to increase the retention of family child care providers by offering grants to providers when they have temporarily vacant child care slots, based on case studies of local grantmaking procedures and in-depth small group interviews with family child care providers

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Child care by kith and kin: Supporting family, friends and neighbors caring for children
Collins, Ann, 1998
(Children and Welfare Reform Issue Brief No. 5). New York: Columbia University, National Center for Children in Poverty

A summary of research on family, friend, and neighbor child care, including traditional policies, innovative program strategies, and outreach recommendations for states and local communities

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Child care in the homes of family, friends or neighbors
Illinois Action for Children, 2007
Chicago: Illinois Action for Children.

An overview of family, friend, and neighbor child care provision in Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois

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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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Developing family, friend, and neighbor care initiatives and policies: Tips from experts
National Women's Law Center, 2009
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

A discussion of policy options and strategies for states to support family, friend, and neighbor child care and early education

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Family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Washington State
University of Washington. Human Services Policy Center, 2003
Seattle: University of Washington, Human Services Policy Center.

A study of the about 295,000 family, friend, and neighbor caregivers in Washington State providing statistics about the amount of care, their compensation, training, their challenges and remedies sought, and possible policy innovations

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Family, friend and neighbor care supply and demand: Fundamental facts from the 2004 Minnesota child care survey
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, 2006
(DHS-4823). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Human Services.

A fact sheet exploring the supply of family, friend and neighbor (FFN) care by providers and the demand of FFN care by families

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Grandma and grandpa taking care of the kids: Patterns of involvement
Guzman, Lina, 2004
(Research Brief No. 2004-17). Washington, DC: Child Trends.

A summary of the findings from two nationally representative data sets of grandparental child care that examines who provides care, what type and how much is provided, and the financial benefits of this care to the families involved

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Grandparents as child care providers: Factors to consider when designing child care policies
Posadas, Josefina, December, 2012
(Economic Premise No. 101). Washington, DC: World Bank, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management.

A discussion of child care policy considerations related to child care provided by grandparents

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Improving the quality of family, friend and neighbor care: Fundamental facts from the 2004 Minnesota child care survey
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, 2006
(DHS-4826). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Human Services.

A fact sheet summarizing a survey of family, friend and neighbor (FFN) child care providers, with suggestions to improve the quality of FFN services

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Measuring quality in family, friend, and neighbor child care: Conceptual and practical issues
Maher, Erin J., April 2007
(Research-to-Policy Connections No. 6). New York: Child Care & Early Education Research Connections

An exploration of selected considerations and challenges in measuring the quality of family, friend, and neighbor child care, including issues of parent choice, definitions, and instruments of measurement

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

An examination of the second year 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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New research highlights the value of unions to child care providers
Lamare, J. Ryan, 23 May, 2012
Washington, DC: American Rights at Work Education Fund.

A summary of a study of the relationship of training experiences to the knowledge and skill levels, professional and union connections, and job satisfaction of unionized, license-exempt child care providers in Washington State, based on surveys from 82 providers; and a summary of a study of the work experiences, training, union attitudes, and union involvement of both licensed and unlicensed home-based child care providers in New Jersey, based on surveys from 148 members of a home-based child care union and on an interview with 2 key informants

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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: Briefing paper
Tout, Kathryn, February 2006
(DHS-4515-ENG). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Human Services.

A summary of 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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Profile of family, friends and neighbors caring for children through the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program: Fundamental facts from the 2004 Minnesota child care survey
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, 2006
(DHS-4824). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Human Services.

A fact sheet describing the characteristics of family, friend and neighbor (FFN) care through the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program

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Promoting school readiness by improving family, friend, and neighbor care
Rucker, Tonja, May, 2010
Washington, DC: National League of Cities.

A discussion of strategies for the improvement of family, friend, and neighbor child care services to promote children's school readiness

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Quality of family, friend and neighbor care: Fundamental facts from the 2004 Minnesota child care survey
Minnesota. Department of Human Services, 2006
(DHS-4825). St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Human Services.

A fact sheet describing the quality of family, friend and neighbor (FFN) child care services

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Reaching out to kith and kin caregivers in Early Head Start
Paulsell, Diane, 2006
(Trends in Family Programs and Policy Issue Brief No. 2). Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research.

An overview of participant characteristics and early results of the Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project, which extends benefits of home visitation to relatives and non-relatives who care for infants and toddlers enrolled in home-based Early Head Start programs

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State policies for supporting family, friend, & neighbor care
Chase, Richard A.,
Cross Lanes, WV: Build Initiative.

A discussion of the process of research, advocacy, and consultation to pass new legislation on family, friend, and neighbor child care (FFN care), based on a case-study of Minnesota’s legislation for the support of FFN care, including a brief overview of policy efforts in Hawaii, Washington, Iowa, and Pennsylvania

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Use of relative care by working parents
Snyder, Kathleen, 2005
(Snapshots of America's Families III No. 23). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A brief informing policymakers on relative child care, why parents choose it and which children are likely to use it

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The value of family, friend & neighbor care in Maine
Maine Children's Alliance,
Augusta, ME: Maine Children's Alliance.

A discussion of the role of family, friend, and neighbor child care in the ability of Maine's families to meet their child care needs

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