Infant & Toddler Care
Family Child Care Education Network (FCCHEN)

CIMG0151MAOF subsidized childcare services are provided to all families who qualify under the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, and regulations.

Services are provided to qualifying families regardless of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, or physical disability.

MAOF provides subsidized child care for children ages 0-3. It is a parental-choice program allowing the parent to choose from a network of educational child care home settings which best meet the parents’ needs.

The program works in conjunction with Licensed Family Childcare Providers in the cities of El Monte, Norwalk, Hawaiian Gardens, Inglewood, East Los Angeles, Bell, Bell Gardens, Maywood, Cudahy, South Gate, Huntington Park, Pico Rivera and Salinas.

For more information contact us at
5657 E. Washington Blvd., Commerce, CA 90040
(323) 890-1555
Office hours: Monday –Friday 7:00 a.m. -5:00p.m.

What is a Family Child Care Education Network?
The Family Child Care Home Education Network (FCCHEN) program is an alliance between the parent, family child care home provider, and Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF). We are funded by the California Department of Education (CDE) to provide early education and child care to eligible families with children birth to 4 years. Children are cared for in licensed family child care homes that meet state standards for quality set forth by the CDE.

Services for Children:
Each child’s developmental and emotional progress is monitored closely by FCCHEN staff through regular visits to the child care homes, as well as observations and conferences with parents. Children are evaluated using the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP). The DRDP is an observational assessment tool developed by the California Department of Education and West Ed to monitor and support children’s development.

Services for Families:
Eligible families enrolled in our Network have access to high-quality child care at low or no-cost, allowing them to keep or find employment, finish school or vocational training. Parental choice is honored as our Networks offers child care homes in a variety of locations, with flexible days and hours. Families also receive resources, and training with the goal of increasing knowledge about child development and building relationships.

Services for Providers:
FCCHEN staff work closely with the child care providers to create developmentally and culturally appropriate learning environments for children within a safe, supportive atmosphere. Activities are offered during monthly site visits. On-going meetings and trainings are offered and continuing education is encouraged and rewarded.
Each home program is evaluated regularly using the Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale (FCCERS). FCCERS is a scale used to evaluate and strengthen the quality of care in family child care homes serving children birth through age twelve.