Home-based child care includes a range of providers, from licensed providers operating small businesses in their homes through care provided by family, friends, and neighbors, all providing a vital service to their communities. Our updated Fact Sheet is an introduction to home based child care in the United States, and also includes Home Grown’s vision for ensuring home based providers receive the resources and support they need to continue caring for the majority of families in the United States.
Investments in Child Care and the Federal Food Program Are Essential Ingredients in Home-Based Child Care’s Kitchen Economy
In October child care providers will hit the hard reality of rising food costs and lower reimbursements. The new CACFP bill includes key provisions that advocates have long requested, and could be the difference between kids being hungry and healthy.
We Need Your Help to Feed Kids in Child Care!
Without quick passage of the Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act, we will undoubtedly see an increase in young children and even providers themselves going to bed hungry.
Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act
Home Grown is proud to endorse the Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act. We look forward to working with Members of Congress to help accomplish our shared goal of keeping our kids fed.