Concept Hatchery conducted qualitative, ethnographic research with sets of parents and their informal caregivers to understand the attitudes, beliefs, relationships, and interactions that affect how and why parents and caregivers make the decisions they do. In this report, the research team provides detail about the mindsets and motivations of various parents and the adults that provide care for their children, the delicate balance of interactions between adults that drive care, and a hierarchy of needs that should be considered to enable high-quality informal child care.
Understanding Informal Systems of Care
Moving Forward Together: How Programs Can Support Informal Caregivers and Parents
Report June 17, 2015View Resource
A Closer Look: Informal Child Care Arrangements and Support in California
Report April 27, 2015View Resource
Setting the Stage: The Importance of Informal Child Care in California
Report February 3, 2015View Resource