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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.
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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.
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Voices from Home: Shaping the National Conversation about FFN Care 

The Voices from Home collective exists to shift the narrative around supporting family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. This initiative works to to increase resources for FFN caregivers, particularly via inclusion in public funding and systems of support.
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Home Grown’s Statement on the Biden-Harris Administration Executive Order to Improve Care

Home Grown applauds President Biden’s Executive Order with more than 50 directives across the federal government agencies to expand access to care and provide support for care workers.
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There’s No Place Like Home: Family Child Care Providers Struggle to Find Affordable Housing for a Small Business

The lack of affordable housing and unfair regulations are significant barriers for home-based child care providers who wish to settle into communities and grow their businesses.

Hidden treasures: celebrating and supporting family child care in pre-K systems

Including family child care providers in pre-K systems supports providers like, Sylvia, in ensuring young children receive quality early learning experiences.
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FFN caregivers: community mothers, leaders and anchors 

In celebration of Women's History Month, Home Grown and NBCDI share the stories of how as FFN caregivers, women hold up their communities and our nation.

Home Grown’s Statement on Early Childhood in the President’s FY 2024 Budget

Home Grown applauds the Biden-Harris administration for proposing an historic investment in child care and early education.
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Because of systemic racism's reach, Black women in the U.S. child care sector often face additional barriers when it comes to advocating for themselves.
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A Look Back at Home-based Child Care in 2022 and Our Hope for 2023

Home Grown looks back at the major events in home-based child care in 2022 and shares hopes for the sector's future in 2023.

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.

Home Grown Is Growing Up: We Are Three!

Celebrating three years as an organization, we share highlights of the organization's model for innovation and replication that has positively impacted child care across the nation.