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Report: Understanding the Strengths of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN), Publication, Quality
Home Grown contracted with Mathematica to conduct the Understanding the Strengths of Family, Friend, and Neighbor Child Care project to identify the strengths and limitations of FFN care and the needs of FFN providers.

Opportunities for States to Improve Benefits Access for Home-based Child Care Providers 

Finances, Sustainability & Compensation, Provider Resources, Publication
Home Grown encourages state leaders in partnership with home-based child care providers, partners and networks to prioritize access to benefits for HBCC providers. This resource highlights opportunities to improve access to critical benefits for providers.

Home-Based Child Care Fact Sheet 2023

Family Child Care (FCC), Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN), Publication
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

Family Child Care (FCC), Finances, Sustainability & Compensation, Provider Resources, Publication
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.

Blogs and Articles


Investments in Child Care and the Federal Food Program Are Essential Ingredients in Home-Based Child Care’s Kitchen Economy

In October child care providers will hit the hard reality of rising food costs and lower reimbursements. The new CACFP bill includes key provisions that advocates have long requested, and could be the difference between kids being hungry and healthy.

We Need Your Help to Feed Kids in Child Care!

Without quick passage of the Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act, we will undoubtedly see an increase in young children and even providers themselves going to bed hungry.

Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act

Home Grown is proud to endorse the Child Care Nutrition Enhancement Act. We look forward to working with Members of Congress to help accomplish our shared goal of keeping our kids fed.
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Parents Choose Quality When They Use Family, Friend and Neighbor Care

This blog dives into the value of family, friend and neighbor care for parents and children around the U.S. while calling for inclusion of FFN care in policy, resources and supports.


FFN Awareness
–September 18, 2023

National Family, Friend and Neighbor Appreciation Week

An annual week to celebrate Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) caregivers from September 10-14. The goal of this week is to celebrate and lift up the essential work of the millions of FFN child care providers in our country.
August 10, 2023

Webinar: Advancing Equity in Pre-K Systems with Family Child Care Providers and Families 

Join us on on August 10th for a webinar focused on work to better understand how we can build a mixed-delivery pre-K system that serves diverse families by including family child care. 
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.