Where the children are: Exploring quality, community, and support for family, friend and neighbor child care
The Culture of Childcare
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.
Shivers, Eva Marie and Farago, Flora, "Where the children are: Exploring quality, community, and support for family, friend and neighbor child care" (2016). Faculty Publications. 4.
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