Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

COVID-19 Impact

Roughly 33% of available child care slots in Chautauqua County are filled at this time. The sector has lost more than $1 million in revenue since COVID-19 began.

Emergency Fund

A coalition of philanthropy, government, and business partners has allowed the Chautauqua County Crisis Response Fund to deploy mini-grants to the local child care resource and referral organization to assist 49 home-based child care providers that are impacted by COVID-19.

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Home-Based Child Care Providers Need Improved Access to Federal Loans Now

Home Grown’s program succeeded in helping some home-based providers access PPP funds, but many were shut out of this public funding in a time of crisis.
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Turning Home for the Holidays: The Importance of Investing in In-Home Child Care

We must make sure working families can find safe, affordable, accessible child care, and we need not look farther than our homes.
Diane Gardner, Licensed Family Child Care Provider in Philadelphia PA

Enhancing Comprehensive Services in Family Child Care with Early Head Start Partnerships

During the COVID-19 pandemic, home-based child care (HBCC) has remained open, struggling to respond to increased child and family needs and new health, safety, and business challenges. New attention and funding are needed to ensure that home-based providers can fully participate in and support access to these critical services.