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

CACFP & Hunger, Family Child Care (FCC), Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN), Policy
Home Grown Collaborates with Partners and Providers to Develop Detailed Comments to USDA.

Equal Partners: Keys to Building Strong Funder Relationships With Home-Based Providers

Family Child Care (FCC), Networks
Dawn Holden Woods shares some key advice for home-based child care provider leaders working with funders.

Creating Spaces Where Black Early Child Care Educators Feel Affirmed

Family Child Care (FCC), Leadership, Networks, Provider Well-Being
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.

Home-based Child Care Helps Babies Thrive

Family Child Care (FCC), Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN)
Home-based child care is the most common child care arrangement for babies. This care type supports their development and sets them up for futures where they thrive. Home Grown has created this resource to share how home-based child care helps babies thrive.

Rules Revisions for CACFP Offer Opportunities to Improve Program Accountability and Equity

CACFP & Hunger, Family Child Care (FCC), Policy
The serious deficiency process is a tool used to help regulate CACFP but often subjects home-based child care providers unfairly to swift and harsh penalties.

Child Care Insurance Is Expensive, Hard to Find, and Complex: One More Burden for Home-Based Providers

Family Child Care (FCC), Housing, Policy
Home-based child care providers have to carry additional insurance for their businesses, but obtaining the coverage is not as straightforward — or affordable — as it could be.

Implementing Benchmarks for High- Quality HBCC Networks: Findings from a National Survey of HBCC Networks

Comprehensive Services, Equity (language, culture, race), Family Child Care (FCC), Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN), Finances, Sustainability & Compensation, Networks, Provider Well-Being, Publication, Quality, Research & Evaluation
This report includes findings from a national survey of networks about how HBCC networks address the benchmarks and indicators for high-quality.

How I Learned to Be a Child Care Leader

Family Child Care (FCC), Leadership
Catrice Sida, a home-based child care provider leader, shares her journey on becoming a provider leader.

If I Can, You Can

Family Child Care (FCC), Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN), Leadership
Gisela Sance shares how the Leading from Home program has given her opportunities to expand her network, access new resources, and raise awareness for child care.

Network Benchmarks and Indicators Resource Collection

Family Child Care (FCC), Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN), Networks, Publication, Research & Evaluation, Resource Page
Explore this collection of resources on the network benchmarks and indicators, including the framework, national survey results, and focus group findings

Promising Practices for High-Quality Home-Based Child Care Networks: Focus Group Briefs

Equity (language, culture, race), Family Child Care (FCC), Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN), Leadership, Networks, Publication
This series of briefs draws from multiple focus groups of providers and network leaders to examine values, services, and implementation practices of home-based child care networks.

Home Grown Endorses the Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act Introduced in the US Senate by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)

CACFP & Hunger, Family Child Care (FCC), Policy
Home Grown is proud to endorse the Early Childhood Nutrition Improvement Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and now in the U.S. Senate. We look forward to working with members of Congress to help accomplish our shared goal of keeping our kids fed.