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Setting the stage: The importance of informal child care in California

Resource Type: Fact Sheets & Briefs
Author(s): Thomas, Jaime; Boller, Kimberly; Johnson, Cleo Jacobs; Young, Madeline; Hu, Mindy;
Date Issued: January, 2015
Publisher(s): Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Description: There is little California-specific research on informal child care, but child care resource and referral (R&R) agency and other staff members we interviewed estimate that its prevalence in the state, the ages of children in informal care, and the characteristics of caregivers are in line with national estimates. (author abstract)
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Funder(s): David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Source: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research. Retrieved February 20, 2015, from
Topics: Child Care & Early Education Providers/Organizations > Provider Type/Setting > Family, Friend, & Neighbor (Informal)
Country: United States
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