We have collectively worked in the field of early childhood education for more
than eighty years. Our backgrounds include experiences as child care pro-
viders, licensors, child care administrators, and trainers. We are pleased to
welcome you to the Family Child Care Guide to Visits, Inspections, and Interviews.
Who This Manual Is For
While traveling throughout the United States to make presentations at state
and national conferences, we have met hundreds of individuals who provide
services from their homes. From talking to you, we know that you might be
visited because you receive Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
food reimbursement funds or a subsidy for care of income-eligible children.
You might also be visited by Head Start and early intervention personnel;
fire, building, and health and safety inspectors; mentors; Child Development
Associate (CDA) monitors; licensors; accreditation and environmental rating
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