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.
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.
Turning Home for the Holidays: The Importance of Investing in In-Home Child Care
We must make sure working families can find safe, affordable, accessible child care, and we need not look farther than our homes.
Enhancing Comprehensive Services in Family Child Care with Early Head Start Partnerships
During the COVID-19 pandemic, home-based child care (HBCC) has remained open, struggling to respond to increased child and family needs and new health, safety, and business challenges. New attention and funding are needed to ensure that home-based providers can fully participate in and support access to these critical services.