Address some of the challenges in family child care settings, such as defining engaging learning areas in small spaces. Learn how making small environmental changes support children’s learning and development.
Designed for family child care providers, Meaningful Makeover offers tips, visuals, and inexpensive solutions that transform environments. Each episode highlights simple improvements that are easy to make.
Watch the Meaningful Makeover crew work with family child care providers to provide safe learning environments for mixed-aged groups. Create environments that promote children’s social and emotional development.
Explore available resources to learn more about ways to support the family child care workforce. Find out how to promote quality care, family engagement, school readiness, and professional growth and development.
Use these resources and materials to help plan to deliver services within a family child care setting.
Take a look at these resources and materials to find ways to support family child care providers as they plan to deliver early care and education services.
Discover resources to support programs and individuals as they meet the applicable professional qualifications and engage in professional development opportunities in the family child care option.
Discover resources to help staff plan for health and safety in family child care. Find information about mental health, nutrition, oral health, physical health, and safety practices.
Explore research on the impact of quality practices, models for quality home-based child care (i.e., family child care), and partnerships between child care and Head Start, and Early Head Start programs.
Explore materials from an Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care demonstration project. These resources may be useful to Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships that include family child care partners.