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Exploring High Quality in Family Child Care: Does Alignment with Government Expectations have Implications for Engagement and Retention in the Field?

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(1) What components of quality FCC providers think are most important in their programs? (2) How are these components mis/aligned with QRIS standards? (3) How does this mis/alignment relate to providers’ engagement and retention in the field? The proposed study examines these questions using a mixed methods approach with data from a larger four-state study of FCC decline and supply (Erikson Institute, 2020). These objectives are of great relevance to the Administration for Children and Families’ priorities of (a) understanding the unique features of home-based child care, including FCC; (b) strategies for retaining the ECEC/FCC workforce and engaging them in early childhood systems; with the ultimate goal of (c) increasing the supply of high-quality subsidized child care for diverse groups of low-income families. This work is particularly pressing in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, where more families may seek out FCC for its small groups of mixed-age children (Jacobson, 2020) only to find that many programs in their communities have closed or lowered their capacity (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2020).

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Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
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United States

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