Home Away From Home: New Tool Helps States Build Partnerships between Home Visiting and Family, Friend and Neighbor Child Care
Jun 05, 2012
CLASP's newly released toolkit, Home Away from Home, offers help to states exploring partnerships between home visiting and family, friend and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. Many young children spend significant time in the care of family, friend and neighbor (FFN) caregivers, in particular infants and toddlers and children from low-income families. Home visiting is an important strategy for reaching vulnerable children in FFN care and providing their families with needed services, as well as improving the quality of FFN care and the learning environment for children in that setting.
CLASP's toolkit provides detailed information on available home visiting models and their potential for use in partnership with FFN. It includes a planning guide for states to explore home visiting partnerships, including potential policy changes that may need to be considered. The toolkit also includes case studies of existing partnerships between home visiting models and FFN providers in specific states and communities. Each case study includes information about the model used, professional development and workforce implications, implementation, challenges, and any available evaluation results.