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. We wholeheartedly agree that this vision can only be achieved if there is both immediate action to sustain the child care sector via additional
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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.
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).
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.
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 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.