April 28, 2009

Are you an FFN?

Are you an aunt, uncle, grandparent, older sibling, cousin, friend, or neighbor of a young child? Do you take care of a friend, neighbor, or other family member's child(ren)? Then you are a "Family, Friend, and Neighbor" caregiver! FFN's, also known as informal caregivers, are a valuable source of child care and early learning for our children.

The BUILD initiative has a list of resources and research related to FFN care: http://www.buildinitiative.org/content/family-friend-and-neighbor-care

Several organizations in San Antonio are striving to provide support to FFN caregivers through Play & Learn and other workshops. For more information, take a look at the Play & Learn calendar and the fliers attached to it.

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