FIND in Home and Center-Based Child Care
The FIND Program has been implemented and evaluated in family home child care and center-based child care. This includes an implementation of FIND in collaboration with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families in Washington State. This project began in August 2014 and aims to utilize an adaptation of FIND to support family-home and center-based childcare providers in every Infant Toddler Consultation region of Washington state. The project includes both English and Spanish speaking providers. The implementation is targeted toward providers with lower quality ratings, those about to be rated, and those serving high risk children. Editing and consultation is provided by the FIND Hub at Children’s Home Society of Washington. Gail Joseph and colleagues from Cultivate Learning at the University of Washington are evaluating the impact of this project. One goal of the evaluation is to determine which caregivers benefit most from the program.