Home-Based Child Care Fact Sheet

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 Fact Sheet is an introduction to who qualifies as a home based child care provider in the United States, the challenges providers face in light of COVID-19, and Home Grown’s recommendations for how to ensure home based providers receive the resources and support they need to continue caring for the majority of families in the United States.

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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.