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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The Kids Are Alright: Children (and some Grown-Ups) Explain How Home-Based Child Care Prepared Them for School and Life

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Subsidy Access for Home-based Child Care Providers

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One Year into the American Rescue Plan Child Care Investment

A look back at one year into the American Rescue Plan child care investment and what to look forward to.