Leadership for family childcare: The promise of Staffed Family Child Care Networks (SFCCN). Research notes
PFCCAG is leading the promise to rebuild and transform the network of family child care providers in Georgia. The number of family child care (FCC) providers in the U.S. is declining at an alarming rate (Center, 2019). According to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s updated National and State Child Care Data report, there were 14,350 child care workers in Georgia in 2020. That number represents a 17% decline in the number of child care workers from 2019 and a 25% decline since 2016 (NSCCD, 2020). As of April, 2022, Georgia has 1241 licensed family child care learning homes. Considering the substantial portion of child care that is represented in home-based child care, a heightened level of concern is warranted and more research is needed. For more information,
Center, C. C. (2019). Leadership for family childcare: The promise of Staffed Family Child Care Networks (SFCCN). https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED608425.pdf
Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. (2022). Provider data export. Bright from the Start. https://families.decal.ga.gov/Provider/Data
Childcare technical assistance network. (2022). National Center on Child Care Data and Report. U.S Department of Human Services. https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov
Why engage, connect, and celebrate, culturally? By Victoria Long-Coleman, Ph.D.
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History.com editors. (2022). Black history month. History. https://www.history.com
PFCCAG recognizes March as “Women’s History Month”
History.com editors. (2019). Women’s history milestones: A timeline. History. https://www.history.com