The Cost and Quality of Family Child Care in Maine

Year Published: 2004


Authors: Nancy L. Marshall, Cindy L. Creps, Betsy Squibb, Joanne Roberts, Julie Dennehy, Wendy Wagner Robeson, Sue Y. Wang

Over the past decade, researchers and advocates have begun to examine family child care homes in greater detail. The present report adds to the field by providing current information on workforce issues, the quality of early care and education in family child care homes, and the costs associated with licensed family child care homes, based on a random sample of 90 licensed family child care homes in Maine. This report does not include unregulated or unlicensed home-based care. 

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