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The Early Head Start Family Childcare Network (FCCN) is a group of licensed Marin County childcare providers. These high-quality childcare environments are for children pre-natal – 3 years of age and combine the standards of a first-rate childcare center with the personal touch and familiarity of a home environment. Children are cared for in safe and healthy surroundings and enjoy developmentally and age-appropriate activities, and nurturing interactions with licensed Family Childcare providers.

Many providers reside in the same neighborhood as families and speak the same language so families can communicate more easily with their providers.

The children in full-day center-based care are provided breakfast, lunch, and a snack each day, and receive meals that meet nutritional guidelines as  established by the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. Children in the program also learn about healthy eating by the example of their caregivers, who model healthy habits, manners, and good choices.

The program also provides hearing, vision and dental screenings.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Family Childcare (FCC) provider is a trained early care and education professional through Early Childhood Education college coursework. Some providers have 12 ECE units or an Associate teacher permit. Providers may have a degree in Early Childhood Education and may obtain a CDA Family Childcare credential.

FCC providers are a part of a network for Family Childcare in Marin County and trained through Marin Child Care Council as a local business and through Marin Quality Counts, which offers professional development around the care and education of children 0-3. Community Action Marin offers our providers an in-house coach to provide continued technical assistance to them.

Each Family Childcare (FCC) provider has a license, and it is either small (8 children) or large (14 children). Community Action Marin Children and Family Services support 6 of those children enrolled and no more than  two children (under the age of 24 months) through Head Start funding.

If you are interested in becoming a network childcare provider, please reach out to  Leydis Mata at [email protected].org.