In 1999, soon after the federal welfare reform was enacted, many people in Pheonix, Arizona were transitioning off of welfare and into the workforce. When considering job development in any any community, the focus shifts to child care needs. A study of child care needs in the area revealed that most parents were relying on family, friends, and neighbors for care. The Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) became committed to reaching out to the underserved population of kith and kin caregivers in their communities to provide training and support.
Ocampo-Schlesinger, S., & McCarty, V. (2005). The Arizona Kith and Kin Project. Occasional Paper Series, 2005 (15). Retrieved from http://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2005/iss15/4
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