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Who cares for the care providers?

Family, friend or neighbor care is the most popular choice for families.

Child care provided by a family, friend or neighbor in an informal home setting is the most popular type of child care across all socioeconomic groups. While it can be a safe, comfortable choice for families, these informal settings don’t always address health and safety concerns or provide the educational enrichment found in high-quality care settings.

Parents as Teachers is a leader in using a relationship-based approach to provide support and child development information not only for parents but also for family, friend and neighbor providers. In fact, research supports the effectiveness of home visits as a method of supporting family, friend and neighbor care providers.

A study by Cornell University researchers found that care provider visits using the Parents as Teachers curriculum significantly increased the quality of care they offered.

  • Overall quality of the care setting increased
  • Children’s language and reasoning skills improved
  • Children’s social development increased

Are you a professional who would like to support family, friend and neighbor care-givers in your community?

Contact Parents as Teachers.