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Building Comprehensive Home-Based
Child Care Networks: Evaluation Toolkit

intended to help evaluate Home-based Child Care (HBCC) networks. It includes tools that can be used to collect data to assess an initiative’s progress toward meeting its goals.
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Including Family Child Care in State and
City-funded Pre-K Systems: Opportunities
and Challenges

This report examines the policies and provision of state-funded pre-K in FCCs in these 24 states and in four large cities and follows with a discussion of the potential opportunities and challenges derived from an analysis of current state policies.
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Building Comprehensive Networks

The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the need for child care as infrastructure. As families juggled work, job loss, and distance learning, all while taking care of children, we’ve seen something grow in America: the reliance on, respect for, and recognition of home-based child care (HBCC). Yet HBCC remains woefully under-resourced.
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Child Care Development Fund Recommendations

Blogs and Articles

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The Kids Are Alright: Children (and some Grown-Ups) Explain How Home-Based Child Care Prepared Them for School and Life

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Subsidy Access for Home-based Child Care Providers

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One Year into the American Rescue Plan Child Care Investment

A look back at one year into the American Rescue Plan child care investment and what to look forward to.
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Generations of Kids Get Their Smarts and Their Resilience in Home-Based Child Care

Enrolling my children in a home-based childcare program “was the best decision I ever made,” says Lisa, who still gathers with lots of other alums for Benu’s summer barbeque. Benu “is everybody’s mom,” according to Lisa. She’s raised dozens of children, become the surrogate aunt or grandma to their working parents, and is a mentor teacher for other home-based childcare providers in California.

Events

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May 25, 2022

Webinar: Parents and Experts Agree: Kids Thrive in Home-Based Care

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April 7, 2022

Webinar: Federal Policy Updates for HBCC Providers

Join Home Grown to learn about recent federal policy discussions with implications for home-based child care providers.
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March 30, 2022

Webinar: Building Comprehensive Networks Information Session, March 30th

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 Eastern join Home Grown to learn more about the Building Comprehensive Networks initiative for state and local government partners.
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March 16, 2022

Webinar: Building Comprehensive Networks Information Session

Join Home Grown to learn more about the Building Comprehensive Networks initiative for state and local government partners seeking to build comprehensive networks as durable infrastructure for home-based child care providers.