Promising Practices in Policy for Home-Based Child Care

The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC enacted as a result of COVID-19. At the end of each section, we include key takeaways and states that may be of interest for each topic. The goal of the document is to highlight states that may be strong candidates for case studies to be conducted as part of this project to further explore supportive policies in depth.

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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.
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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.
Diane Gardner, Licensed Family Child Care Provider in Philadelphia PA

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.