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The Arizona Kith and Kin Project
Ocampo-Schlesinger, Sarah, 2005
In R. Rice (Ed.), Perspectives on family, friend and neighbor child care: Research programs and policy (Occasional Paper Series No. 15, pp. 22-25). New York: Bank Street College of Education.

A discussion of Arizona’s Kith and Kin Project, a non-profit aimed at providing services and training for low-income, family, friend, and neighbor childcare providers

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Assessing the quality of family, friend, and neighbor care: The state of research
Powell, Douglas R., January 2008
Zero to Three, 28(3), 33-38

An overview of several city-wide and multi-city studies of quality in informal family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN) settings, including a discussion of the instruments used to measure FFN quality and an overview of FFN quality studies conducted in low income neighborhoods

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Child care within the family
Zinsser, Caroline, 2001
The Future of Children, 11(1), 123-127

A summary of an ethnographic study of the child care choices and experiences of urban, working families in relative child care, with a discussion of quality in relative child care.

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Close to home: State strategies to strengthen and support family, friend, and neighbor care
Blank, Helen, February, 2007
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

An overview of policy options for states to support family, friend, and neighbor child care and early education

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The economic value of grandparent assistance
Bass, Scott A., 1996
Generations, 20(1), 29-33

A discussion of the role that grandparents play in child care and the economic value of their assistance.

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

A supplement to the Enhanced Home Visiting Pilot Project report containing details on the agencies studied and protocols used

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Enhancing family friend and neighbor caregiving quality: The research case for public engagement
Brandon, Richard N., 2005
Seattle: University of Washington, Human Services Policy Center.

An overview of the prevalence and quality of family, friend, and neighbor child care, as well as characteristics of caregivers and caregiving arrangements

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The evolution of kinship care policy and practice
Geen, Rob, 2004
The Future of Children, 14(1), 130-149

A discussion of issues related to kinship foster care, including caregiver characteristics, payment and licensure, and caregiver support

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Family child care peer-to-peer exchange
Haack, Peggy, 1998
New York: Ms. Foundation for Women.

A policy briefing identifying issues, dilemmas, and unanswered questions by and about the family child care field, based on discussions from four family child care grantee organizations

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Family, friend, and neighbor care and early learning systems: Issues and recommendations
O'Donnell, Nina Sazer, January, 2005
New York: Families and Work Institute.

A summary of a conference of national, state, and local leaders to discuss how to support and enhance family, friend, and neighbor child care provision

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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: Condensed report
Ready 4 K, November, 2006
St. Paul, MN: Ready 4 K.

An abridged 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 the caregiving practices in these communities and the skills and abilities guidelines expressed in Minnesota’s Early Learning Standards

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Getting organized: Unionizing home-based child care providers: Update 2013
Blank, Helen, February, 2014
Washington, DC: National Women's Law Center.

An examination of statewide efforts between early 2010 and October 2013 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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Grandmothers as child care givers: A unique childcare arrangement
Reschke, Kathy L., 2005
In R. Rice(Ed.). Perspectives on family, friend and neighbor child care: Research, programs and policy (Occasional Paper Series No. 15, pp. 33-37). New York: Bank Street College of Education.

A discussion of working mothers in poor rural areas with limited access to childcare, focusing on the benefits and challenges of relying on grandmother care for their children, based on interviews with 42 women

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Grandparents as regular child care providers
Goodfellow, Joy, 2003
Every Child, 9(3), 8-9

An article briefly discussing why grandparents provide child care for their grandchildren and how grandparents are affected by providing care

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Grandparents' views on child care
Goodfellow, Joy, 2006
Every Child, 12(1), 8-9

A summary of Australian grandparents' views on informal and formal child care, drawn from a sample of grandparents who act as primary caregivers for their grandchildren on a regular basis

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Home away from home: A toolkit for planning home visiting partnerships with family, friend, and neighbor caregivers
Johnson-Staub, Christine, June, 2012
Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

A discussion of strategies to extend home visiting program models to family, friend, and neighbor child care providers

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Home-based and family child care: Characteristics and quality issues
Fiene, Richard, 2007
In C. Groark, K. Mehaffie, R. McCall, & M. Greenberg (Eds.), Evidence-based practices and programs for early childhood care and education (pp. 102-113). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

An exploration of the characteristics of home-based child care and family child care settings, and a description of program quality determinants such as curricula, professional development opportunities, and program purpose

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Kith and kin: Informal child care: Highlights from recent research
Brown-Lyons, Melanie, May 2001
New York: Columbia University, National Center for Children in Poverty.

An overview of research on kith and kin child care, including: the proportion of children using informal child care, characteristics of families, reasons for families’ use of informal child care, costs of care, quality, provider characteristics and experiences, and child and parent experiences

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Less day care or different day care?
Maccoby, Eleanor, 2003
Child Development, 74(4), 1069-1075

A commentary on two articles discussing support for in-home child care and changes in the nature of out-of-home care

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Lessons from the field: Culturally competent support for family, friend and neighbor caregivers in Seattle
Argo, Mergitu, 2005
In R. Rice (Ed.), Perspectives on family, friend and neighbor child care: Research, programs and policy (Occasional Paper Series No. 15, pp. 38-42). New York: Bank Street College of Education.

An overview of the efforts of the Refugee Women’s Alliance (RWA) in assisting caregivers in immigrant and refugee communities through workshops in bicultural childrearing, CPR and safety, nutrition, child development, school readiness, discipline, and guidance

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Licensing family, friend and neighbor caregivers: Paradoxes and possibilities
Drake, Pamela M., 2005
In R. Rice (Ed.), Perspectives on family, friend and neighbor child care: Research, programs and policy (Occasional Paper Series No. 15, pp. 26-32). New York: Bank Street College of Education.

A discussion of licensing and regulation for family child care providers and the relationship between licensing and child care quality

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The ''nanny'' question in feminism
Tronto, Joan, 2002
Hypatia, 17(2), 34-51

A discussion of feminist’s responsibilities in hiring domestic servants as child care providers and the unintended consequences of their actions on social and economic inequalities

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Nonparental child care
Lamb, Michael E., 1999
In Parenting and child development in ''nontraditional'' families (pp. 39-55). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

A summary of the association of non-parental child care on children’s development

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Perspectives on family, friend and neighbor child care: Research, programs and policy
Rice, Rena, 2005
(Occasional Paper Series No. 15). New York: Bank Street College of Education.

A collection of essays on experiences with family, friend, and neighbor child care among low-income parents and caregivers in the United States

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Policy initiatives for the informal child care sector
Bromer, Juliet, 2002
Poverty Research News, 6(1), 15-16.

A summary of policy initiatives for the informal child care sector

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