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.
The Love’s Baked In: Holiday Foods Nurture a Child’s Belly and Soul
The holidays are a time when many people gather around meals to celebrate the season. Home-based child care providers dish up an extra helping of love with celebratory treats and traditions.