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Stabilization Fund Strategies: Using Federal Child Care Funds to Reach Home-Based Child Care Providers

Home-based child care (HBCC) is an essential element of the early childhood education landscape and has been an active participant in the provision of child care since the onset of the pandemic. HBCC providers include licensed family child care, family child care that might be exempt from licensure in your state, as well as license-exempt family, friend and neighbor providers.  

Given the critical role that HBCC providers play, and the challenges they currently face, it is essential that we focus resources on HBCC providers and move quickly to meet their needs.  The pandemic has impacted HBCC providers both personally and professionally. Most HBCC providers are sole operators, both caring for children and running their business.  This one person needs to balance education, business management, and daily facility cleaning, and as a result they are often stretched thin under even the best of circumstances. 

We also recommend reading our supplementary CCDF Policy and Investment Recommendations for States resource which offers ideas and suggestions for states to consider as they prioritize stabilizing the supply of HBCC .

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Celebrating Black home-based providers and their continuing legacy of communal care in their communities

This Black History Month, we're honoring Black home-based child care providers who don’t just provide care to children; their work holds up their communities, and in doing so, they continue a legacy of communal care for Black communities.
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Home Grown’s Recommendations for the CCDF State/Territory Plan Preprint

Home Grown appreciates the work of the Biden-Harris Administration to revise the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State/Territory Plan Preprint in support of greater access to high quality child care for children and families participating in CCDF. This blog contains our recommendations.
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Policy Matters: Home-Based Providers Take Our Case to the Statehouse

Learn how Home Grown's Policy Work Group is working to help inform and shape policies that support home-based child care providers.