Federal Policy: Recommendations to Support Home-Based Child Care

Any effort to ensure equitable access to child care must include home-based child care providers, both
licensed and unlicensed. Federal investments in child care must prioritize increasing the quality of and access
to home-based child care.

The home-based child care sector needs dedicated, additional funding that:

  1. Increases reimbursement for providers to sustain their operations and serve more families, and
  2. Builds essential infrastructure for them in the form of networks.
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Home-Based Caregivers Provide More than the Essentials for Parents Who Don’t Work 9-5

or many parents who work non-traditional hours, home-based child care is the best choice because home-based programs are flexible, accessible, and create a nurturing family atmosphere where children can play and sleep comfortably.
Photo Cred: M By Michaela Photography

Home for the Holidays

Home-based providers celebrate holidays and the cultural traditions with the families they serve, which strengthens children’s cultural identity and sense of belonging.

How La Red Latina de Educación Temprana Supports the Mental Health of Children and Their Caregivers

Community needs shifted with the pandemic. While the well-being of children remained a priority, the team at La Red saw the impact that COVID-19 was having on mental health and took action.