Family, friends and neighbor (FFN) providers are instrumental in the healthy development of children. When FFN providers learn more about healthy child development and early learning, plan activities ahead of time, and ask for help and support of other providers, they affect children's development in positive ways.
Resources for FFN providers:
- BUILD Initiative, FFN Care
- Safe Sleep
- Taking Care of Our Children Resource Guide for Family, Friends and Neighbors who care for children
- Service Employees International Union Local 925 is recognized as the sole and exclusive representative as defined in RCW 41.56 for all subsidized Family, Friends and Neighbors (FFN) and licensed family child care providers
- I am a Family, Friend or Neighbor Caregiver
- Child Development, Health and Safety
- Subsidy Information for Providers
- Professional Development Achievement Awards
- MERIT (Managed Education and Registry Information Tool) is an online portal that can help FFN caregivers in Washington keep track of their education and training experience and find training opportunities by state-approved trainers.
While FFN care is different in many ways than other, more formal child care, certain things are common to all good child care options, no matter the setting. First and foremost, high-quality child care offers a safe, healthy, fun place for children! Learn more about
quality in FFN care settings.