Home Grown is sharing state recommendations for scaling effective stabilization funds for home-based child care providers. In April 2020, Home Grown and its members created the Home-Based Child Care (HBCC) Emergency Fund with $1.2 million in funding to catalyze the development of regional funds that provide direct financial support to home-based child care (HBCC) providers, including both regulated family child care (FCC) providers and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers across the nation. Here we share lessons learned from our emergency fund to inform state efforts to create or expand relief and stabilization grant programs for home-based child care.
New Jersey Training Series: Building a Strong Ecosystem of Support for HBCC in New Jersey
Come join us for a series of 90 minute trainings designed to enhance the effectiveness of your home-based child care network.
Diving into the Data: How Data Can Shift the Narrative for Home-based Child Care
When Home Grown launched four years ago, there was little data around home-based child care. Today we celebrate the current interest and investment in researching home-based care and look toward how data can shift the narrative in the future.
Home Grown’s Statement on the Child Care for Working Families Act
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Child Care for Working Families Act (CCWFA). Home Grown endorses this historic legislation that would make long overdue and much-needed investments in our nation’s child care system. Read our full statement inside.