Our Mission and Vision
The mission of Home Grown is to increase access to and the quality of home-based child care.
Home Grown envisions a country in which all children have the care they need to reach their full potential (cognitive, social, emotional, health and wellness). Providers offer quality child care and parents have equitable access to quality child care for their children.
To achieve this vision, Home Grown will remove policy barriers, strengthen home-based child care practices and business models, and support the growth and recognition of the sector so that all providers offer quality care and parents choose quality care.
Pillars of Our Work
Home Grown has identified four pillars in which to focus and fund efforts: policy, movement building, infrastructure and financing, and quality.
Home Grown Members
The collaborative is backed by:
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Adrienne Briggs, Lil’ Bits Family Child Care Home, Philadelphia, PA
Gladys Jones, GaGa Daycare, Staten Island, NY
Hayley Wise, A Wise Choice, San Mateo, CA
Melody Robinson, Parent’s Helper Nature School, Oak Park, IL
Ruth Evangelista, La Red de Educación Temprana, Bloomington, MN
Yasmine Avila, Little Scholars Daycare, East Haven, CT