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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Stabilizing the Economic Well-Being of Family, Friend Neighbor Providers

FFN care is one of the most used forms of child care for young children and reliance on this care increased during the pandemic. Greater attention to, inclusion of, and support for FFN caregivers is an urgent priority. 
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New Report Provides Data, Illuminates Opportunities and Challenges for Home-based Pre-K Providers

A recently released report from Home Grown and the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) provides critical state and city data on the current integration of Family Child Care (FCC) providers in publicly-funded pre-K. Titled Including Family Child Care in State and City-Funded Pre-K Systems: Opportunities and Challenges, it also examines perceived opportunities and challenges with FCC participation in pre-K. Home Grown believes that Family Child Care providers contribute a vital service, often in under-served communities, and are deserving of the opportunity to access public pre-K funding to further nurture and teach the children in their care.
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Building Child Care Infrastructure through Comprehensive Networks