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Home Grown and CACFP Letter to White House Team on Hunger

Home Grown convened a diverse group of home-based child care providers to inform recommendations to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Research Brief: Identifying Practices and Features of High-Quality HBCC Networks

This research brief presents findings from the Erikson Institute's targeted literature review on home-based child care (HBCC) networks.
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Strengthening HBCC Networks: An Evidence-Based Framework for High Quality

This brief describes 11 quality benchmarks for home-based child care networks, presenting a picture of of what a high-quality network strategy can look like.

Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care: Supporting Diverse Families and Thriving Economies

FFN care is the most widely used form of care in America. Learn more about FFN care, the families who use it, and recommendations for supporting FFN care.

Blogs and Articles


Home Grown Celebrates the Introduction of the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act

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Reflections from a Provider Mentor


Introducing the 2022 Leading from Home Provider Leaders

Home Grown is thrilled to introduce the second cohort of provider leaders in our Leading from Home initiative. Leading from Home seeks to invest in and strengthen providers and families to inform policy decisions and actions. Meet the newest cohort.
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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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September 14, 2022

Webinar: Network Benchmarks and Indicators

Join Home Grown and the Erikson Institute on Wednesday, September 14th to learn about the newly released Networks Benchmarks and Indicators.
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.
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.