Publications and Pages

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State Recommendations: Scaling Effective Stabilization Funds for HBCC

Home Grown is sharing state recommendations for scaling effective stabilization funds for home-based child care providers. The recommendations are based on the final data from the Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund created in April 2020.
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Responding to COVID-19: HBCC Emergency Fund

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 (HBCC) providers, including both regulated family child care (FCC) providers and family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers across the nation. This report contains the final data of the findings.
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2020 Tax Resources

The past year, 2020, was like no other we’ve experienced in our life time. We have endured a global pandemic that not only impacted or threatened our health, but also our livelihoods. Home-based child care providers have felt the impact of the pandemic harder than most industries.
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CCDF Policy and Investment Recommendations for States

This resource offers ideas and suggestions for states to consider as they prioritize stabilizing the supply of HBCC. This complements the Stabilization Fund Strategies resource.
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Stabilization Fund Strategies: Using Federal Child Care Funds to Reach Home-Based Child Care Providers

Home Grown is pleased to share our recommendations on how to allocate recently released federal funds to support the needs of home-based child care providers and the families they serve.
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Biden-Harris Transition Memo: Supporting Home-Based Child Care to Ensure America’s Recovery

Home Grown commends President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and their team for setting out an ambitious vision for expanding access to high quality child care and early learning.
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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.
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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.
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Home Grown Paycheck Protect Program Project Outcomes Report

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).
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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.
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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.