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Network Benchmarks and Indicators Resource Collection

Home Grown and Erikson Institute developed a framework of 11 quality benchmarks for home-based child care networks. Together, the benchmarks and indicators represent a picture of what a high-quality network strategy can look like. Home Grown and Erikson Institute have also created a collection of resources around the benchmarks, including findings from a national survey and multiple focus groups with network staff and providers to understand how networks address the benchmarks and indicators. Find links to the framework, survey report, and focus group briefs below.

Benchmarks and Indicators Framework

Strengthening HBCC Networks: An Evidence-Based Framework For High Quality (Benchmarks)

Research Brief: Identifying Practices And Features Of High-Quality HBCC Networks

Survey Findings

Implementing Benchmarks for High- Quality HBCC Networks: Findings from a National Survey of HBCC Networks

Focus Group Findings

Promising Practices for High-Quality Home-Based Child Care Networks: Focus Group Briefs

Benchmarks and Indicators Toolkit

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Equal Partners: Keys to Building Strong Funder Relationships With Home-Based Providers

Dawn Holden Woods shares some key advice for home-based child care provider leaders working with funders.

Creating Spaces Where Black Early Child Care Educators Feel Affirmed

The founders of Black Californians United for Early Care and Education (BlackECE) share how they create spaces of inclusion for Black early child care educators.

Rules Revisions for CACFP Offer Opportunities to Improve Program Accountability and Equity

The serious deficiency process is a tool used to help regulate CACFP but often subjects home-based child care providers unfairly to swift and harsh penalties.