Staffed Family Child Care Networks (SFCCN)

Family Child Care Networks are one of OEC’s key quality improvement supports for family child care programs.

These community initiatives have paid staff with expertise helping family child care providers and they offer ongoing support services and resources.

United Way of Connecticut (UWC) 211 Child Care is OEC’s strategic partner serving as “the Hub” to the state’s cohort of Staffed Family Child Care Networks. Learn more by visiting the Hub.

SFFCN supports for providers

Coaching and consultation

  • Ongoing contact with network staff by phone and email
  • Access to health consultations provided by nurse consultants
  • Access to behavioral health experts from the Early Childhood Consultation Partnership (ECCP) and Connecticut’s Talk It Out line

Professional development

  • Regularly scheduled network meetings

Buying power

Family child care networks help licensed providers reduce the amount of time and effort they spend managing their business, so they can focus more on learning and communicating with children and families. These shared service agreements offer access to:

  • Group purchasing
  • Tuition collection assistance
  • Tax preparation

Access to Health Consultations

Family Child Care providers can access nurse consultation to learn more about health and safety topics and access health and safety resources. 

Join an SFCCN in your area

As the hub, UWC 211 Child Care provides leadership, oversees business support services, and directly manages the regional Staffed Family Child Care Networks in close partnership with OEC’s staff. 

If you have questions, please contact:

Beth Kline, Coordinator Early Care and Quality Improvement Services
United Way of Connecticut 211 Child Care
Phone: 860-249-0942
EmailSFCCN@ctunitedway.org

Last updated December 8, 2022