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The Family Child Care Network (FCCN) offers specialized programs for infants, toddlers, and 3-K children in the comforting environment of licensed and qualified home-based child care providers. These programs cater to mixed-age groups, encompassing children from birth to twelve years old.

Aligned with the standards set by center-based and district school 3-K programs, the FCCN programs operate under the supervision of the Department of Education and a Family Child Care Network organization. This partnership ensures that providers receive essential instructional resources, coaching, and comprehensive family support.

Enrolling children in Family Child Care homes offers several unique advantages for families:

Our team consists of experienced professionals with formal education in Early Childhood Education or Infant/Toddler Studies, coupled with extensive hands-on teaching experience. They offer a wide array of educational services to our affiliated providers, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching experience for both educators and children.

The scope of the Education Team’s support includes guidance in devising and deploying evidence-based curricula tailored for mixed-age groups in a home-based environment. “Let’s Play! A Relationship-Based Family Child Care Curriculum” is one such prime example. The team’s expertise extends to providing teaching and instructional guidance, promoting responsive practices, enhancing family engagement, supporting mental health, and addressing other crucial aspects concerning the care and instruction of children in our program.

Our flagship curriculum, “Let’s Play! A Relationship Based Family Child Care Curriculum,” was designed in collaboration with the Department of Education (DOE) and Bank Street. It aims to foster children’s developmental growth through responsive caregiving and play-based learning within the framework of family child care programs. The curriculum’s design is solidly rooted in extensive research.” This research-based guide delineates the skills, behaviors, and knowledge that programs should incorporate for children from birth to age three. “Let’s Play!” proves suitable for children of all ages, being open-ended and adaptable, accommodating infants, toddlers, and learners of all types.

In addition to their primary responsibilities, the Education Team also undertakes several operational tasks, including:

Conducting two monthly coaching visits to each affiliated provider’s program to offer individualized, education-centric support.
Overseeing all Department of Education-mandated Professional Learning Sessions.
Curating content for, and facilitating additional Professional Learning Sessions as required by our affiliated providers.

Other Family Services.

At PS Family, we strive to provide an environment that nurtures growth and fosters a lifelong love for learning among children.

Teaching Strategies-Goal (TSG)

TSG is a classroom tool to document authentic assessments and support educators with their teaching practices. Such tools include but are not limited to curricular planning linked to assessment data and tools that allow educators to add documentation for authentic assessments and view them in report form and share with families.

Professional Learning

PS Family Child Care Network (FCCN) Education Team facilitates eight Professional Learning (PL) Sessions every academic year. The PLs are offered in two languages: English and Spanish. Four of the eight PLs are content provided by DOE to be turnkeyed to affiliated providers. The CPC-FCCN Education Team develops the remaining four PLs, and it varies depending on the needs of the affiliated providers.

Coaching Visits

At Ps Family, our FCCN Education Team conducts two monthly coaching visits to affiliated providers’ programs. During the coaching visits, an Education Specialist would support affiliated providers by providing instructional support to help providers plan and implement Let’s Play! and ensure that affiliated providers’ practice are aligned with the Family Child Care Early Childhood Framework for Quality.

Technical Assistance

ECLW – FCC Network provides technical assistance to licensed/registered family and group family child care providers. Services include:  Assisting providers in maintaining and promoting high-quality programs based on state and city agency regulations Providing family resource information for providers and the families they serve Providing high-quality training opportunities for child care providers and their staff
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