Home-Based Child Care Networks: Making Connections to Make a Difference

Home-based caregivers are well-positioned to provide quality child care, but lack adequate compensation, health
insurance, methods for paid family and sick leave, and many other professional supports. These caregivers need
access to professional development, educational materials and supplies, emotional support groups, business tools,
and partnerships with community supports to assure comprehensive services for children and families. Home-based
child care networks are crucial tools to connect providers with these resources.

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New Report Provides Data, Illuminates Opportunities and Challenges for Home-based Pre-K Providers

A recently released report from Home Grown and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) provides critical state and city data on the current integration of Family Child Care (FCC) providers in publicly-funded pre-K. Titled Including Family Child Care in State and City-Funded Pre-K Systems: Opportunities and Challenges, it also examines perceived opportunities and challenges with FCC participation in pre-K. Home Grown believes that Family Child Care providers contribute a vital service, often in under-served communities, and are deserving of the opportunity to access public pre-K funding to further nurture and teach the children in their care.
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Building Child Care Infrastructure through Comprehensive Networks

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Advancing a Coherent and Sustainable System