Early Learning Strategy: Informal Caregivers Research Project

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The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

If young children are to reach their full potential and succeed in school and life, they must have loving adults to provide safe and stimulating environments. Most of the national policy discussions about improving children’s school readiness focus on enhancing the quality of instruction and behavioral support in formal settings such as child care centers and licensed family child care homes. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Children, Families, and Communities (CFC) program is focusing part of its 10-year Early Learning strategy on identifying caregivers who provide informal child care in California, learning about their needs for support, and funding and evaluating promising approaches to enhance the quality of children’s experiences in these settings.

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