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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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.