This document is intended to support state administrators who are considering how they might use the current Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five opportunity to expand or enhance services for home-based child care by: offering key strategies to build durable systems structures to support home-based child care; indicating how these strategies align with the priorities of ACF as outlined in the notices of funding opportunity; and sharing examples and considerations for how you might approach these strategies in your plans.
Investments in Child Care and the Federal Food Program Are Essential Ingredients in Home-Based Child Care’s Kitchen Economy
In October child care providers will hit the hard reality of rising food costs and lower reimbursements. The new CACFP bill includes key provisions that advocates have long requested, and could be the difference between kids being hungry and healthy.
We Need Your Help to Feed Kids in Child Care!
Without quick passage of the Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act, we will undoubtedly see an increase in young children and even providers themselves going to bed hungry.
Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act
Home Grown is proud to endorse the Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act. We look forward to working with Members of Congress to help accomplish our shared goal of keeping our kids fed.