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Town commented on Family Play and Learning Stations

Hi Tamara, Katie, and Jennifer-
This is a really interesting idea and reminds me of using transition times in classrooms as learning opportunities--helps with managing waiting time but also includes a meaningful experience. Hope to see this happen and find out more!

Hi Elaine-
Our project ( includes an online learning community for family child care and family, friend and neighbor care providers. While located in Illinois, our site can be accessed anywhere and the resources and professional development are all free. We have short video clips on our site featuring different aspects of best practice that home visitors and trainers have indicated have been good tools when working with providers that might be helpful for your project.
While we have some content available in Spanish, but would love suggestions of other resources we could link to from our site to provide more Spanish content for providers through the site, so please send us any ideas you have!

Hi Pam-
Our project ( is an online learning community for family child care providers that is Illinois based but accessible anywhere. Your idea is really exciting and could be such a help for family child care providers who, as you said, "do it all"! We have links to all sorts of family child care relevant resources as well as content we have created and professional development. If you have suggestions for great resources for FCC providers around nutrition we would love to check them out as possible resources to include on our site.