Quality Care for Children

COVID-19 Impact

A NAEYC survey reported in April 2020 that 61% of child care programs were completely closed in Georgia. Of providers who are still open, 85% were operating at less than 25% capacity.

Emergency Fund

Quality Care for Children will be able to increase their resources to support family child care providers as part of the PAACT Fund for Quality Stabilization, a city-wide alliance focused on improving outcomes for birth to age five populations in Atlanta. To ensure the network of family child care homes for low-income families have the financial resources they need to weather the crisis and reopen, they are providing 30-40 providers grants of $6,000-$8,000.

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Home-Based Child Care Providers Need Improved Access to Federal Loans Now

Home Grown’s program succeeded in helping some home-based providers access PPP funds, but many were shut out of this public funding in a time of crisis.
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Turning Home for the Holidays: The Importance of Investing in In-Home Child Care

We must make sure working families can find safe, affordable, accessible child care, and we need not look farther than our homes.
Diane Gardner, Licensed Family Child Care Provider in Philadelphia PA

Enhancing Comprehensive Services in Family Child Care with Early Head Start Partnerships

During the COVID-19 pandemic, home-based child care (HBCC) has remained open, struggling to respond to increased child and family needs and new health, safety, and business challenges. New attention and funding are needed to ensure that home-based providers can fully participate in and support access to these critical services.