Webinar: Network Benchmarks and Indicators

On Wednesday, September 14th at 3:00-4:00 Eastern (12:00-1:00 Pacific) Home Grown and the Erikson Institute hosted a session on the newly released Network Benchmarks and Indicators. Together, the benchmarks and indicators represent a picture of what a high-quality network strategy can look like. In this session we explored the 11 quality benchmarks, their development from research and best practice, and potential use cases for administrators, funders, network staff, and supporting organizations.

Panelists for this discussion include:

  • Juliet Bromer, Research Professor, Herr Research Center, Erikson Institute
  • Marina Ragonese-Barnes, Research Analyst, Herr Research Center, Erikson Institute
  • Toni Porter, Early Care and Education Consulting
  • Kristy Smith, Associate Director: Home-Based Child Care Team, Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood
  • Sara Mickelson, Director, Early Childhood Initiatives Harris County Office of County Administration
  • Natalie Renew, Executive Director, Home Grown
  • Karen Tylek, Director of Program Operations, Home Grown

New Jersey Training Series: Building a Strong Ecosystem of Support for HBCC in New Jersey

Come join us for a series of 90 minute trainings designed to enhance the effectiveness of your home-based child care network.
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Diving into the Data: How Data Can Shift the Narrative for Home-based Child Care

When Home Grown launched four years ago, there was little data around home-based child care. Today we celebrate the current interest and investment in researching home-based care and look toward how data can shift the narrative in the future.
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Home Grown’s Statement on the Child Care for Working Families Act

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Child Care for Working Families Act (CCWFA). Home Grown endorses this historic legislation that would make long overdue and much-needed investments in our nation’s child care system. Read our full statement inside.