Black/African American Family Friend & Neighbor Care Institute
A program to support African American/Black families and friends caring for children 0-5
Are you a Black grandparent, aunt/uncle or neighbor caring for a child 0-5 in your home?
Have you ever thought of becoming a licensed child care provider, but didn’t know where to start?
Be part of the movement to increase access to warm, supportive, quality child care to Black children in San Francisco by joining our Family Friend & Neighbor Care Institute.
Children’s Council is seeking African American family members, friends and neighbors who are interested in learning about early childhood development, while getting support on the pathway to opening your own home-based family child care program. This program is funded by the Jay & Rose Philips Family Foundation
You can help:
- Increase the number of African American early educators in San Francisco
- Improve outcomes for African American children
- Build a strong support system for African American families, educators and young children
How it works:
- Get matched with an experienced licensed family child care provider-mentor
- Attend free trainings and workshops
- Complete licensing milestones and workshops that will prepare you for success
- Gain access to a library of business resources and supports
- Receive a monthly stiped and a one-time grant to invest in your business, upon successful completion of the program
In order to participate in this program you must:
- Be a Black/African American person currently caring for a child age 0-5
- Be a resident of San Francisco and/or caring for a child age 0-5 who resides in San Francisco
- Meet once a month with a mentor
- Attend an orientation, trainings and workshops
- Complete an Environmental Rating Scale and all required trainings/modules