Help for parents and families.
The Association for Supportive Child Care has numerous programs to assist Arizona parents and families caring for young children. Ways ASCC can help include:
Click on program links below for more information:
Nationally, more than 50% of low-income working families use kith and kin (friends and family) child care providers. The Arizona Kith and Kin Project offers training and support to improve the quality of care provided by this population.
Family child care providers have the unique opportunity to share their love, experience, and culture with children. The Niños en Mi Casa (Children in My Home) Program provides assistance to individuals interested in starting a child care business in their home and becoming certified by the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Other Services Include:
In Arizona and across the nation, a growing number of children and youth are not engaged in out-of-school time programs. For families without access to affordable after-school programs, Phone Friend provides an opportunity for children and youth to participate in safe activities while home alone, in sibling care, or simply in need of a little extra support and guidance.
The Growing Up Great Parent Education program serves rural Northern Arizona and provides education and support to parents to help their children ages birth to five grow up to be socially, emotionally and cognitively ready to achieve in school and life.