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.
OEC is supporting 12 networks across the state, each located in the area they serve and developed to meet the specific needs of their community. Networks work closely with local providers and families.
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
Regularly scheduled network meetings
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:
Tuition collection assistance
Join an SFCCN in your area
To find networks in your area, select your town on the map or use the dropdown menu. You can then contact them directly and say you’d like to apply.