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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Special Series: Navigating the Stimulus from Gary Romano of Civitas Strategies

The strain it has put on all of you is only matched by the strain it has put on your businesses, pushing you to the breaking point in many cases. The good news is that much needed help has arrived. A new stimulus bill was signed on December 27th, 2020. There are some familiar programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well as some old ones that are being implemented in new ways, like the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
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Pandemic Prompts Oklahoma Policymakers to Expand Access to Child Care

Kith.care, a new online platform opens doors for access to quality child care providers.
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Home-Based Child Care Providers Need Improved Access to Federal Loans Now

Home Grown’s program succeeded in helping some home-based providers access PPP funds, but many were shut out of this public funding in a time of crisis.