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Children Families Providers
558 7 45
Coaching Network FCCERS / DRDP Sessions Meetings Assessments
 Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP)
 132 Participants
48 Home Visitations 30 Cohort Training
25 Providers Received Child Care License
                 Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN)
FCCHEN provides early education and child care to eligible families with children birth to 13 years. Children are cared for in licensed family child care homes that meet strict standards for quality set forth by the California Department of Education. Each child’s developmental and emotional progress is monitored closely by FCCHEN staff through regular visits to the child care homes, as well as observations and conferences with parents and referring social workers, when appropriate.
Families have access to high-quality child care at low or no-cost, allowing them to keep or find employment, finish school or vocational training, or attend counseling as directed by a social worker.
FCCHEN staff work closely with the child care providers to create developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environments for children within a safe, supportive atmosphere. Activities offered during monthly site visits include, but are not limited to, early math and literacy, science, and art. On-going meetings and trainings are offered by each Network and continuing education is encouraged and rewarded. Each home program is evaluated regularly using the Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS).
 Since, 1985 child care Resource & Referral programs have been implementing CCIP, which by 2002 had expanded to all 58 counties in California. The CCIP builds home-based licensed capacity (new and additional child care slots) and improves the quality of care through:
 Assessment and analysis of child care supply and demand
 Recruitment of family child care providers
 Technical assistance and support for prospective and existing family child care providers (e.g., prelicensing visits, environment assessments, etc.)
 CCIP Module Training. (to be considered a trainee, participants must complete 25 hours of training; 5 hours from each module)
Topics include:
1. Operating a Strong Family Child Care Business
2. Health, Safety and the Learning Environment 4. Professionalism and Provider Support
3. Developmental Needs of Children 5. Infants / Toddler
CCIP places particular emphasis on the care of infants and toddlers. Due to the limited availability of infant and toddler spaces in center-based programs, affordability concerns and parental choice, the majority of California’s infants and toddlers are cared for in home-based settings. 10

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