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PreK in Family Child Care Project (PKFCC)

The PKFCC project examines strategies for implementation of public pre-kindergarten (PreK) in family child care (FCC) settings across states and localities in the U.S.

  • Juliet Bromer , Principal Investigator, Erikson Institute
  • Rena Hallam , Co-PI, Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, University of Delaware
  • Jason Hustedt , Co-PI, Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood, University of Delaware
  • Iheoma Iruka , Co-PI, Equity Research Action Coalition, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Samantha Melvin , Investigator, Erikson Institute
  • Patricia Molloy , Project Manager, Erikson Institute
  • Leanett Reinoso , Research Assistant, Erikson Institute

The study will use a rapid response approach designed to both disseminate study findings about PreK-FCC implementation strategies and facilitate cross-state learning and sharing about PreK implementation successes and challenges.

Focus groups and interviews with PreK site administrators and staff, document review of current PreK initiatives, and a survey of FCC educators who offer PreK will yield a quarterly series of rapid response policy briefs and a web-based depository of implementation tools for PreK administrators seeking to implement a mixed-delivery approach to PreK expansion that includes FCC settings.

Long-term goals for the study include increasing the numbers of states and localities that include FCC as part of their mixed delivery child care systems and current/future PreK implementation plans. Expansion of PreK to meaningfully include FCC is a promising strategy for supporting the FCC workforce and for increasing access to and stability of high-quality early care and education for families and children.

This project is funded by Foundation of Child Development and Home Grown.

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faculty member Juliet Bromer with student

PreK in Family Child Care Project (PKFCC) Kickoff Webinar

Please join us for this one hour webinar where we will introduce the new PreK in Family Child Care Project.

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