Preliminary Data from Home Grown Emergency Fund Communities

In April 2020, Home Grown and its members created the Home-Based Child Care (HBCC) Emergency Fund with $1.2 million in funding to catalyze the development of regional funds that provide direct financial support to home-based child care providers. 

To deploy funding, we partnered with 13 regional organizations that designed and administered local emergency funds
while securing an additional $1.2 million in matching funds. 

We are thankful for the partnership of these organizations and funders and their commitment to home-based child care.

From May–August 2020 Home Grown gathered data via an online survey of FCC providers and FFN caregivers who received emergency funding. We invite you to view our preliminary data on the impact of our Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund for home-based child care providers, including both regulated family child care (FCC) providers and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers.

Home-Based Child Care

HBCC includes all providers and caregivers who care for children in the provider’s home. Near 80% of survey respondents remained open through the pandemic.

Family Child Care Providers

The vast majority (86%) of FCC providers were small home providers, operated by a single provider with no other adult staff.

Family, Friend, & Neighbor Caregivers

Over 60% of FFN providers continued to care for children through the pandemic. Our sample of caregivers was evenly distributed between English and Spanish speakers.

Virtual Event: Measuring Emergency Funds’ Impact In COVID-19

On October 14, we discussed the findings and impact from Home Grown’s analysis of it’s Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund.

The event was led by Home Grown, organization partners, as well as providers who were supported by the funds.

Barbara Chow, Director of the Education Program at the Heising-Simons Foundation
Natalie Renew, Director of Home Grown 
Eva Simonsson, Director of Communications, Outreach and Public Relations, Community Resources for Children
Jacqueline Wisniewski, Owner of Soaring Wings Child care & Preschool 
Ana Isabel Gabilondo Scholz, La Red Latina de Educación Temprana

Access the presentation here.