In February 2007, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) published Getting Organized: Unionizing Home-Based Child Care Providers. That report focused on the growing movement to authorize home-based child care providers—both regulated family child care (FCC) providers and “family, friend, and neighbor” (FFN) care providers who are exempt from regulation but receive public funds—to join unions and negotiate with the state for better compensation and working conditions. This 2010 Update reports on developments across the country between February 2007 and March 2010 (unless otherwise noted) as the movement continues to gain momentum.  In March 2013, NWLC published a 2013 update to Getting Organized, which is available here.

Published On: June 15, 2010Associated Issues: Child CareChild Care & Early LearningChild Care Workforce