Resources for FFN Caregivers
Caring for children is incredibly important work. When you care for the children of family, friends, or neighbors, you are providing critical support in helping both children, families, and the community thrive.
The San José Public Library has gathered these resources to help support you in providing the best possible care for the children and families you serve.
Library Programs & Resources
- Library Storytimes – Enjoy live programming virtually on Zoom or in-person at Library Branches.
- Take-Home Materials – Check out and bring home developmentally appropriate books and toys, and gain ideas on how to play and learn at home.
- Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Caregiver Support Network – This FREE program provides caregivers of young children with training, digital devices, CPR certification, one-on-one support, and more.
- Staff Picks Booklists for children of different ages
- Connect with SJPL Early Education on social media
- Get Ready for Kindergarten with Ready4K
- California Child Care Resource and Referral Network – R&Rs make up a well-developed system that supports parents, child care providers, and local communities.
- California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Child Development Permits – The CCTC's purpose is to ensure integrity, relevance, and high quality in the preparation, certification, and discipline of educators in California.
- California Department of Social Services - Child Care Related Websites – The Child Care Licensing Program ensures the health and safety of children in care.
- California Early Childhood Education Workforce Registry – A state, regional and local collaboration designed to track and promote the education, training and experience of the early care and education workforce.
- David and Lucille Packard Foundation – A funder and supporter of early learning initiatives, including supporting FFN caregivers.
- Early Edge California – Advocates for policy change and investments in early learning, including FFN caregiver support.
- FIRST 5 California – Working to improve the lives of children and families in California.
- FIRST 5 Santa Clara County – A funder, resource, and advocate for children and families in Santa Clara County.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children – Promotes high-quality learning by supporting excellence in the early childhood profession.
- Santa Clara County Childcare Resource & Referral Program – Supports caregivers with access to a system that aids their programmatic and financial success.
- TrustLine Background Check – A database of caregivers that have cleared criminal background checks in California.
- Zero to Three – Works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.