General Information on Family Child Care
Fact Sheet: Who is Providing Home-Based Early Care and Education?
Based on data from the NSECE, this fact sheet provides information on the home-based workforce.
Fact Sheet: Provision of Early Care and Education during Non-Standard Hours
Based on data from the NSECE, this fact sheet provides information on the type of programs providing care during non-standard hours (spoiler: it’s mostly home-based providers!).
Family Child Care Program Option Visit disclaimer page
This resource page offers a wealth of information on all things Family Child Care (FCC).
Compilation of Initiatives to Support Home-Based Child Care
This compilation provides brief profiles of a wide range of initiatives, either currently underway or recently implemented, to support quality in home-based child care (beware: it’s also long!).
A Review of the Literature on Home-Based Child Care: Implications for Future Directions
This report provides a review of the literature on home-based child care and details future directions for the field (beware: it’s long!).
Licensing & Quality in Family Child Care
Trends in Family Child Care Home Licensing Regulations and Policies For 2014 Visit disclaimer page
This research brief provides information about licensing in family child care.
Threshold of Licensed Family Child Care in 2014 Visit disclaimer page
This report provides information about each States’ licensing requirement based on the number of children in care.
Supporting License-Exempt Family Child Care Visit disclaimer page
This brief provides insights into how States and Territories have improved their systems with new CCDBG requirements, monitoring policies, and support systems for exempt providers.
Promoting Continuity of Care in Infant/Toddler Settings: What Can State/Territory Leaders Do? Visit disclaimer page
This report provides background information on continuity of care and examples of potential strategies that leaders can use as they consider the best opportunities to promote continuity of care in their State/Territory (spoiler: family child care is key!).
Supporting Quality in Home-Based Child Care: Final Brief
This is the final brief from the OPRE funded research project: “Supporting Quality in Home-Based Child Care”; which aimed to: (1) systematically gather information from existing research on home-based child care and on initiatives that aim to support these caregivers, (2) synthesize the available evidence on home-based care, and (3) propose next steps for designing and evaluating initiatives that aim to improve the quality of care in these settings.
Quality Improvement in Home-Based Child Care Settings: Research Resources to Inform Policy Visit disclaimer page
This comprehensive list of research was compiled by Research Connections and includes studies published in 2005 or later addressing issues related to quality improvement specifically in home-based child care.