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Programs for Parents

COVID-19 Impact

A NAEYC survey in April 2020 reported that 82% of child care programs were completely closed in New Jersey, with another 11% open only for children of essential workers. Of providers who are still open, 75% were operating at less than 25% capacity.

Emergency Fund

Programs for Parents launched a COVID-19 emergency fund to support the 180 registered family child care providers and 120 family, friend, and neighbor providers in Essex County, the largest county in the state of New Jersey. The goal of the fund is to address the immediate needs of home base providers to ensure that they can adequately reopen or continue to provide safe and healthy child care services to children. Ultimately, the fund will help to maintain the supply of home-based child care, ensure access to child care for essential workers, and to stabilize the economic status of home-based caregivers and providers in Essex County.

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. 

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Home Grown Collaborates with Partners and Providers to Develop Detailed Comments to USDA

Home Grown Collaborates with Partners and Providers to Develop Detailed Comments to USDA.
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.
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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.