Association for Supportive Child Care

COVID-19 Impact

Roughly 75% of child care providers in Arizona, including school programs, faced at least a temporary closure.

Currently, almost 90% of family, friend, and neighbor caregiver applications that ASCC has received for the emergency fund have had the employment of someone in their household impacted by COVID-19.

Emergency Fund

With the support of Home Grown, the Association for Supportive Child Care will award $300 gift cards
to 366 Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) home-based child care providers across the State of Arizona. This will provide economic support to caregivers and gather data on the impact of COVID-19 on employment status in their households.

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Advancing a Coherent and Sustainable System

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Introducing the Leading from Home Provider Leaders

Home Grown is pleased to introduce the cohort of incredible provider leaders in our Leading from Home initiative. The Leading from Home initiative launched in February 2021 with the goal of identifying and supporting provider leaders leading grassroot networks in their communities. Home Grown created Leading from Home with the belief that it is critical to engage providers and parents in policy change and to support the leadership of providers and their ability to influence policy and systems.
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Supporting and Strengthening FFN Care

Half of all families whose children who are in non-parental care choose and use family, friend and neighbor (FFN) child care, and yet this is the least supported aspect of the child care and early learning sector. Read Home Grown's recommendations for supporting and strengthening FFN care, providing critical support for children, families and caregivers.