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This paper defines the characteristics of family support in the child care context, highlights research showing the need for provider training to raise program quality, and discusses five vital topics for training child care providers in family support. The author argues for the need to develop one cohesive training system for providers.

About this Series
The Families Matter series discusses families in the context of child care, family support, and diversity.  It describes why family support is essential as well as areas of practice through which providers can develop the knowledge and skills to partner with families.  It also discusses ways of working with children and families from diverse backgrounds, and focuses on the importance of provider training to raise program quality.

$7.00 . 33 Pages.

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