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In-Home Child Care for School Age Children During Distance Learning
This fall, many grade schools across the country will be offering partial or entirely online learning thus creating a need for child care for working parents whose children are learning remotely. Remote schooling for school-age children will create new demand for child care and various challenges for providers and families.
Comprehensive Services in Home-Based Child Care
COVID-19 has made the need for comprehensive services - long offered through the Head Start and Early Head Start service models - more pressing. Now is the time to use the HBCC structure to scale the effective, two- generational approach embodied in comprehensive service delivery. Read our paper for recommendations.
Early Head Start Application Resources for Home-Based Child Care
The federal Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants funding opportunity encouraged the participation of family child care providers. Home Grown partnered with the Ounce of Prevention and Early Education Achievement Consultants to provide application support, including this library of resources.
Federal Policy: Recommendations to Support Home-Based Child Care
Any effort to ensure equitable access to child care will substantially include home-based child care providers, both licensed and unlicensed. That’s why federal investments in child care must prioritize increasing the quality of and access to home-based child care.
Blogs and Articles
Timing is Everything: 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. Meeting the physical, mental, social, and economic needs of children, families, and providers has never been more pressing; 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.