What is an FFN?

Are you a family, friend, or neighbor (FFN) who provides child care to children in your community? BANANAS wants to support you!

What is an FFN? FFN stands for “Family, Friend, or Neighbor”. This is a person who takes care of children.

In order to qualify as an FFN you must:

  1. Take care of children besides your own.
  2. Take care of children without a license from the state.

Who Is An FFN?

A nanny, au pair, grandma, uncle, etc. Anyone who takes care of children can be an FFN! BANANAS values these caregivers as essential teachers for children in our communities. FFN care is the way a family and community can work together to raise children.

Join our FFN community! BANANAS will be hosting a series of virtual workshops for FFNs in Northern Alameda County (Oakland, Berkeley, Piedmont, Alameda, Emeryville, and Albany). These workshops will focus on topics relevant to your work as an FFN provider such as child development, behavior management techniques, and more.

Incentives and Reimbursements Available: FFNs who join our community will have access to incentives such as gift cards and learning materials to support their work. You are also eligible to receive a quality counts stipend check at the end of May 2023 depending on the number of hours and workshops you attend at BANANAS or other participating organizations.

FFN Roadmaps

Featured in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Click images to expand.

Not sure if you are an FFN? Have questions? Contact Our FFN and Playgroup Staff for More Questions!
(Se Habla Espanol y Ingles).

Mikaela Chant

Mikaela Chant

[email protected]
(510) 908-1129

Mayra Morales

Mayra Morales

[email protected]
(510) 658-7353 x 162

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