Resource category : Publication

Child Care Development Fund Recommendations

View our supplement on Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Recommendations, designed to help our state leadership leverage CCDF in the short-term for home-based child care providers. We also offer recommendations for addressing family eligibility, child care program participation, and the standards and procedures for licensing, subsidy and quality initiatives, among others.

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Supporting and Strengthening FFN Care

Half of all families whose children who are in non-parental care choose and use family, friend and neighbor (FFN) child care, and yet this is the least supported aspect of the child care and early learning sector. Read Home Grown’s recommendations for supporting and strengthening FFN care, providing critical support for children, families and caregivers.

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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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