Home Grown believes that to reform our child care system there should be holistic compensation approaches for providers that include fair wages, access health care retirement, nutrition assistance, housing support, paid leave, loan forgiveness and others.
Early educators are far more likely to be uninsured than their counterparts in the K-12 system. This blog profiles the challenges that home-based child care providers face around the unpredictability of health care costs.
Investment in Food, Nutrition in Child Care and Head Start Lapses, 56 National Organizations Urge Congress to Act Now
Home Grown is among 56 national organizations urging Congress to extend the Keep Kids Fed Act (KKFA) meal reimbursement increases for an additional year to help child care providers and schools feed children over the summer and during the upcoming school year. We urge Congress to act now.
Quality Influential Professionals (QIP), is a a child care network of more than 80 licensed home-based providers in Philadelphia. QIP was recently granted a sizable investment from the William Penn Foundation to support home-based child care providers and ensure families can keep choosing home-based care.
Essential provisions in the Keep Kids Fed Act are set to expire on June 30, 2023. Without an extension of these provisions, we will see an increase in young children and providers going hungry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.