FCCP Goals
Project Overview
Program Enrollment
Mentoring Approach
Assessment and Impact

The state increased the minimum standards for training hours from 4 hours per year to 20. Barriers to attending include training scheduled at times and places that make attendance difficult to arrange, as well as training topics that too often focus on center-based rather than home-based child care concerns.

  • To provide one-on-one, home-based education and assistance individualized to the specific needs and quality improvement goals of the provider.
  • To support and reward efforts to move beyond licensing standards toward NAFCC accreditation level standards.
  • To promote professionalism within the family child care community.
  • To reduce economic barriers family child care provider face in seeking opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills.
  • To increase provider knowledge of institutional, educational, financial, and social resources supporting the implementation of best practices.
  • To promote the creation of a statewide provider association.