Improving Support Services for Family Child Care Through Relationship-Based Training
In partnership with Illinois Action for Children, Erikson’s Juliet Bromer and Tonya Bibbs completed a pilot training program for agency staff who support caregivers working out of their own homes.
Over the course of the last year, 16 staff members from Illinois Action for Children attended weekly seminars to deepen their understanding of child development and what quality home-based care looks like. They also worked to develop the skills necessary to develop strong relationships with caregivers and reflected on how their personal experiences affect their professional practice.
In May 2011, Bromer and Bibbs published an article on the training in Zero to Three Journal.