Family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) care refers to child care provided by unlicensed relatives, friends, or others in the community. FFN is often referred to as informal child care.

Why is Quality Friend, Family and Neighbor Care Important?

  • To increase the quality of early learning services for children in informal child care settings so that they will enter school ready to learn.
  • To increase parental involvement and effectiveness with their children’s early learning at home and at school.
  • To facilitate the development and build the capacity of a community based training model for Informal Child Care (ICC) providers
    • with resource sharing, linkages
    • support
    • qualified personnel
    • and local planning

PASO (Providers Advancing School Outcomes) Project

Our friends and colleagues at Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition sponsor a PASO cohort in Boulder County. For more information please visit: