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.
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.
Research and information about FFN care:
- BUILD Initiative, FFN Care
- Demographics of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care in the United States
- Child Care and Development Fund
Learn more in the Washington State Parent Needs Assessment.