Family Child Care Home Education Network/ Early Head Start Child Care Partnership

The Family Child Care Home Education Network

The FamSmiling boysily Child Care Home Education Network pays for part of the cost of child care services to children age 0-13 in the caring environments of qualified licensed family child care home providers. Children served through the Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN) receive child care by licensed caregivers who have made an extra commitment to enhance their professionalism and quality of care. These providers attend ongoing professional development workshops, provide nutritious meal service at no additional expense to the family, and work closely with Changing Tides Family Services to best meet the needs of children enrolled in care. 

Parents enrolled on FCCHEN select a participating provider who has agreed to provide enhanced educational services.  One of the tools the  FCCHEN uses in order to achieve the developmental outcomes and desired results for enrolled children is the Desired Results Developmental Profile/Rating Record.  This tool is completed by FCCHEN staff for each enrolled FCCHEN child with a schedule of more than 10 hours per week.  The assessment is completed 60 days after enrollment and then every 6 months.  The results are shared with parents at fall and spring conferences.  To view the Rating Record and the criteria used in assessing child skill levels in several “Domains”, click on one of the links below for your child’s age group.  If you have questions about the assessment tool, please contact the Program Director at Child Care Services (707) 444-8293.

To receive a child care subsidy through this program, parents must first apply on the Child Care Eligibility List and have a specific eligibility and need for care (examples include working, attending school, obtaining approved vocational training, and for some other reasons) and be within certain income ranges (unless a child needs care in order to prevent the occurrence of child abuse).

To enroll on this program, call (707) 444-8293.

Please enjoy this brief slide show of sample activities completed by enrolled children in the Family Child Care Home Education Network. Please use the forward arrow to advance the slides.

 

Early Head Start Child Care Partnership

This year-round program is funded by the California Department of Education and serves children age 0 to 4 years old whose family is also under the federal poverty line and enrolled on the Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN) full-time.  Families will have a dedicated Bilingual Family Services Specialist to assist with enrollment, maintaining eligibility, and meeting family goals.  Participating providers will have a dedicated Early Education Specialist to assist with curriculum and regular child assessments.  Providers will also receive a monthly per child stipend in addition to the FCCHEN reimbursement while the family is eligible.

Enrolled children will be assisted in their journey to school readiness through:

-comprehensive services that includes help accessing medical, dental, and mental health services,

-assistance to maintain enrollment, access community resources, and meet family goals, 

-high-quality child care in an environment that is safe, nurturing, age appropriate, stimulating, and promotes the healthy development of each child,

-regular assessments for health and educational needs, and

-parent involvement as families develop advocacy skills to support their own goals.

A family may be eligible if receiving public assistance (TANF/CalWORKs), Social Security Income (SSI), has taken in a foster child, or is homeless.  Children with an IFSP/IEP are welcome.  Families may also be able to transfer from another Early Head Start within Humboldt County (documentation required).  We also welcome previously enrolled children (within 60 days of leaving the agency in good standing). Additional information will be available soon!

Desired Results Developmental Profile/Rating Records

-Infants and Toddlers / Bebés y niños pequeños

-Preschool / Pre-Escolar

-School-Age / Edad Escolar