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CCDF Policy and Investment Recommendations for States
This resource offers ideas and suggestions for states to consider as they prioritize stabilizing the supply of HBCC. This complements the Stabilization Fund Strategies resource.
Stabilization Fund Strategies: Using Federal Child Care Funds to Reach Home-Based Child Care Providers
Home Grown is pleased to share our recommendations on how to allocate recently released federal funds to support the needs of home-based child care providers and the families they serve.
Biden-Harris Transition Memo: Supporting Home-Based Child Care to Ensure America’s Recovery
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.
Promising Practices in Policy for Home-Based Child Care
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.
Blogs and Articles
Special Series: Navigating the Stimulus from Gary Romano of Civitas Strategies
The strain it has put on all of you is only matched by the strain it has put on your businesses, pushing you to the breaking point in many cases. The good news is that much needed help has arrived. A new stimulus bill was signed on December 27th, 2020. There are some familiar programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well as some old ones that are being implemented in new ways, like the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
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.
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.
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.
The Aunt Bees of America
During her convention speech last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren, sitting in a now closed child care center, spoke about the critical role informal, home-based child care played in her story. She spoke about her Aunt Bee, who stepped in to take care of Warren’s children when she was juggling a full-time teaching job in Texas.
Webinar: 2020 Taxes for HBCC Providers
Webinar: March 4th, 1:00pm Eastern. The 2020 Tax Season is here. What do you need to think about in light of the pandemic? Join us for the webinar and receive our free guide.