UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO
PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL EARLY FAMILY CHILD-CARE SERVICES.
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:
Other Family Services.
At PS Family, we strive to provide an environment that nurtures growth and fosters a lifelong love for learning among children.