Publications and Pages

Biden-Harris Transition Memo: Supporting Home-Base Child Care to Ensure America’s Recovery

Promising Practices in Policy for Home-Based Child Care

This report provides an overview of policies across all 50 states plus the District of Columbia related to home-based child care (HBCC). The document includes an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems and funding.

Home-Based Child Care Fact Sheet

View our Fact Sheet for an introduction to who qualifies as a home-based child care provider in the US, the challenges providers face in light of COVID-19, and for our recommendations for how to support providers.

Home Grown Paycheck Protect Program Project Outcomes Report

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) strived to provide potentially forgivable loan funding to small businesses as part of the CARES Act. This document reports on the work of Home Grown and Civitas Strategies in supporting home-based child care providers to access the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

In-Home Child Care for School Age Children During Distance Learning

This fall, many grade schools across the country will be offering partial or entirely online learning thus creating a need for child care for working parents whose children are learning remotely. Remote schooling for school-age children will create new demand for child care and various challenges for providers and families.
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Comprehensive Services in Home-Based Child Care

COVID-19 has made the need for comprehensive services - long offered through the Head Start and Early Head Start service models - more pressing. Now is the time to use the HBCC structure to scale the effective, two- generational approach embodied in comprehensive service delivery. Read our paper for recommendations.

Early Head Start Application Resources for Home-Based Child Care

The federal Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants funding opportunity encouraged the participation of family child care providers. Home Grown partnered with the Ounce of Prevention and Early Education Achievement Consultants to provide application support, including this library of resources.

Federal Policy: Recommendations to Support Home-Based Child Care

Any effort to ensure equitable access to child care will substantially include home-based child care providers, both licensed and unlicensed. That’s why federal investments in child care must prioritize increasing the quality of and access to home-based child care.

Home-Based Child Care Networks: Making Connections to Make a Difference

Home-based caregivers are well-positioned to provide quality child care, but lack adequate compensation, health insurance, and many professional supports. Home-based child care networks are crucial tools to connect providers with these resources.

Paycheck Protection Program Resources

Find resources on the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for home-based child care providers, including guidance on applying for forgiveness. Home Grown partnered with Civitas Strategies on webinars, FAQs, and handbooks to support home-based child care providers. Resources available in English and Spanish.