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:
- Increases reimbursement for providers to sustain their operations and serve more families, and
- Builds essential infrastructure for them in the form of networks.