Title

Where the children are: Exploring quality, community, and support for family, friend and neighbor child care

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

This chapter describes two studies examining quality of care in family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care settings in two separate, predominantly African American communities that examine racial socialization and attachment relationships, respectively. The findings from the two studies indicate that there appear to be differences in the characteristics and belief systems that enable low-income child care providers of color to develop and maintain optimal relationships with young children. Relying on a sociocultural theoretical lens that necessitates an exploration of specific communities’ histories as well as current political context, the chapter explicitly lists and describes implications for designing successful and culturally responsive professional development initiatives and policies that are responsive to this hard-to-reach group of providers and the families they serve.

DOI

10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218089.001.0001

Comments

Shivers, E. M. & Farago, F. (2016). Where the children are: Exploring quality, community, and support for family, friend and neighbor child care. In K. Sanders & A. Wishard (Eds.), The culture of child care: Attachment, peers, and child care in the 21st Century: Where we have been and where are we headed. In C. Garcia Coll & P. Miller (Series Eds.), Child development in cultural contexts (pp. 64-85). Oxfrod, UK: Oxford University Press.

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