Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Caregiver Support Network

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About the Program

The San José Public Library is proud to announce that the Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Caregiver Support Network will begin in September 2021.  FFNs are license-exempt caregivers who care for children ages 0-8. They include grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors, babysitters, nannies, etc.  An FFN cares for children in addition to or other than their own children. The completely FREE FFN Caregiver Support Network includes:

  • A community of caregivers
  • Computer and internet training
  • Free devices and hotspots
  • Health/safety training and supplies
  • Pediatric CPR and First Aid certification
  • Child development workshops
  • Early learning activities and supplies
  • Self-care and mindfulness
  • One-on-one support

FFN Network participants get to choose which specific activities they would like to participate in.

When Does the Program Begin?

The program is nine months long and will run from September 2021 to June 2022. There will be opportunities to participate and learn every week! Most workshops will be held virtually on Zoom, and there will also be in-person events.

How Do I Learn More and Sign Up?

Caregivers can join the interest list using any of the three following methods:

After joining the interest list, caregivers will receive more information about the program, and, when ready, join the FFN Caregiver Support Network! 


We’re grateful for the financial support provided by these generous donors that recognize the important role libraries play in preparing our youth for a prosperous future.

San Jose Public Library Foundation logo
Silicon Valley Community Foundation, logo
First 5 - Santa Clara County, logo
the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, logo

Learn how you can support this program through the San Jose Public Library Foundation

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