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Family Child Care Home Education Network

Family Child Care Home Education Networks (Fcchen) are programs funded by the California Department of Education (Cde) to provide high-quality education based subsidized child care and support services to eligible families.  Children are cared for in contracted licensed family child care homes that meet strict standards for quality set forth by the Cde.  

Network staff with backgrounds in child development visit the child care homes regularly to monitor the development of each enrolled child using the Desired Results Developmental Profile (Drdp).  The results of the completed Drdp's are shared with parents and providers and used to help develop age-appropriate learning plans and curriculum.  Referrals for children in need of additional assistance, such as speech therapy or behavioral consultation, are offered when needed.

Accepted to the Portfolio: October 2016

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  •  Improved provider sensitivity
  • Improved global quality of Family Childcare Home Sites

Long Term Outcomes

  • Children are ready to start kindergarten
  • Students are reading at grade level in 3rd grade
  • Improved cognitive and emotional development in students
  • Higher educational and career attainment
  • Improved employment stability for parents
  • Community recognition of the importance of high quality child care

Target Population


  • Early Childhood (0 - 5)

Service Area


  • Southeast (District 1)
  • Southwest (District 2)
  • Central (District 3)
  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)