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What is Family, Friend and Neighbor Care?

Family, friend, and neighbor care (FFN) is provided in the child’s or caregiver’s home by a person who is a relative, friend, neighbor,  babysitter or nanny. These providers are typically exempt from licensing and regulations

Why Families Choose This Type of Care

Families who choose this type of care report that they know and trust the caregiver. Families may like the flexibility in scheduling and transportation. Family, friend, and neighbor care is also often the least expensive type of care available.

Resources for FFNs

First 5 Help Me Grow: A program to provide FREE developmental screenings to children 0-5. Caregivers can work with parents to complete this free and confidential screening at


Caregiver Café:  Are you a caregiver or FFN of a child age 0-5? Join a FREE virtual Caregiver Café to learn ways to promote child development, share challenges, & build friendships and support. Register at ​

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World of Wonder Playgroups:  Do you care for children aged 0-5 years old? Bring them to these free playgroups at the Yuba County Library. Register at ​

Children's Home Society: Caring and qualified child care providers play a vital role in the healthy development of children and the overall success of families. The aim of CHS is to assist child care providers by providing resources and education so that they can best serve the needs of the children in their care. Visit CHS today! ​

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CDSS Logo in Bubble.png can find information on licensed childcare providers that are currently open including location, health and safety details, ages of children served, capacity, and hours of care.


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