In Seattle, the city and local community organizations used a statewide survey of FFN caregiving conducted by the University of Washington to determine where there were gaps in services for FFN care providers and to develop new professional development opportunities.
Embedding efforts to improve FFN care in larger structures and initiatives to support early childhood success.
This group also organized training and information sessions for FFN
is focused on ensuring young farmers views are fed into the NFF process.
The majority of infants, toddlers and young children in low-income families are in FFN
care settings, with care provided by grandparents, aunts, uncles, other relatives, friends and neighbors.
FFN already brings together many of the state-based young farmer organisations, including the youth representatives within many NFF members AgForce QLD, Cattle Council of Australia, NSW Farmers, Victorian Farmers Federation and WAFarmers.
The partnership commences at FFN s Youth Agricultural Central event, taking place in Canberra today and tomorrow.
Through the program, parent educators conduct home visits to FFN caregivers to model early learning activities, conduct health, vision, dental and literacy screenings, offer appropriate books and toys to enhance school readiness and connect caregivers in small groups.
Showcase participants also visited La Escuelita or "The Little School," an idea of SPARK Georgia parents and FFN caregivers who receive home visits, literacy information and training, and links to resources.
School Readiness" program to include establishing an infrastructure to support caregivers providing FFN care.
Moreover, it serves as a critical lifeline that connects FFN providers and children in their care to mainstream supports and opportunities.