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Home-Based Child Care Fact Sheet 2023

View our Fact Sheet for an introduction to who qualifies as a home-based child care provider in the US, the challenges providers face, and our vision for ensuring providers receive the resources they need.

2022 Taxes Workbook

This tax workbook was created and updated to provide timely guidance on how to navigate tax preparation. It is designed to simplify the process of completing the 2022 taxes and alleviating some of the stress by providing step-by-step guidance.
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Home Grown: A Look At Three Years

In three years, Home Grown has grown into an innovation lab that prioritizes provider collaboration and leadership, while working to remove policy barriers, strengthen home-based child care practices and business models, and support the growth and recognition of the sector.

Opportunities to Expand Support for HBCC through PDG B-5

This document is intended to support state administrators considering how they might use the current Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five opportunity to expand or enhance services for home-based child care.

Blogs and Articles

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Diving into the Data: How Data Can Shift the Narrative for Home-based Child Care

When Home Grown launched four years ago, there was little data around home-based child care. Today we celebrate the current interest and investment in researching home-based care and look toward how data can shift the narrative in the future.
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Home Grown’s Statement on the Child Care for Working Families Act

Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA) reintroduced the Child Care for Working Families Act (CCWFA). Home Grown endorses this historic legislation that would make long overdue and much-needed investments in our nation’s child care system. Read our full statement inside.
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Voices from Home: Shaping the National Conversation about FFN Care 

The Voices from Home collective exists to shift the narrative around supporting family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers. This initiative works to to increase resources for FFN caregivers, particularly via inclusion in public funding and systems of support.
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Home Grown’s Statement on the Biden-Harris Administration Executive Order to Improve Care

Home Grown applauds President Biden’s Executive Order with more than 50 directives across the federal government agencies to expand access to care and provide support for care workers.


FFN Webinar
June 13, 2023

Advancing Family, Friend and Neighbor Child Care Research

Join us on June 13th to hear about these studies and new findings that shed light on who FFN caregivers are, why parents select and use this care, and how systems can better meet the needs of children, families and caregivers in the care setting.
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September 20, 2022

Thriving Providers Project Launch

Join us for this webinar to learn more about the Thriving Providers Project, an initiative providing direct cash payments to FFN and newly licensed FCC providers.
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September 14, 2022

Webinar: Network Benchmarks and Indicators

Join Home Grown and the Erikson Institute on Wednesday, Sept. 14 to learn about the newly released Networks Benchmarks and Indicators.
May 25, 2022

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

Join Home Grown on Wednesday, June 15 for a panel discussion about how home-based child care meets the developmental needs of children.