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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.

Home Grown is a national collaborative of funders committed to improving the quality of and access to home-based child care with a mission to increase access to and the quality of home-based child care. 

Home-based child care providers at a convening building community and learning about the latest updates in child care.

Equal Partners: Keys to Building Strong Funder Relationships With Home-Based Providers

Dawn Holden Woods shares some key advice for home-based child care provider leaders working with funders.
@BlackECE

Creating Spaces Where Black Early Child Care Educators Feel Affirmed

The founders of Black Californians United for Early Care and Education (BlackECE) share how they create spaces of inclusion for Black early child care educators.
cacfp

Rules Revisions for CACFP Offer Opportunities to Improve Program Accountability and Equity

The serious deficiency process is a tool used to help regulate CACFP but often subjects home-based child care providers unfairly to swift and harsh penalties.