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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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.