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Resources to Support Home-Based Child Care

We offer resources and recommendations to ensure a stable supply of high-quality home-based child care through the pandemic and beyond.


Federal Policy: Recommendations to Support Home-Based Child Care

View our recommendations for policy leaders to increase reimbursement for providers and to fund and create the conditions for Networks as key infrastructure for home-based child care.


Comprehensive Services in Home-Based Child Care

Read our new paper, Comprehensive Services in Home-Based Child Care Networks: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Children and Families, for a look at how home-based child care providers and networks can provide these critical services.


State Administrator Resource Guide​

View our State Leadership and Administrator’s Guide, which we’ve created to facilitate and promote prioritization of supports for home-based child care providers.


Child Care Development Fund Recommendations

View our supplement on Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Recommendations, designed to help our state leadership leverage CCDF in the short-term for home-based child care providers. We also offer recommendations for addressing family eligibility, child care program participation, and the standards and procedures for licensing, subsidy and quality initiatives, among others.


Home-Based Child Care Networks

Networks are a critical component of maintaining a vibrant, diverse and stable home-based child care system. View our discussion paper on home-based child care networks to ensure that providers have the proper infrastructure and funding to give quality care to our families and children.


Support with the Paycheck Protection Program​

Home Grown is partnering with Civitas Strategies to support home-based child care providers applying for the Paycheck Protection Program. The PPP still has an estimated $100 billion dollars of much-needed funding available for small businesses. Our resources guide providers through the application: who is eligible, where to apply, the documentation needed, and more.


Emergency Fund Toolkit

Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund Toolkit outlines actions funders and intermediaries can take now to establish emergency funds that meet the needs of local HBCC providers and caregivers.

Emergency Fund

Home-Based Child Care Emergency Fund seeks to catalyze the development of regional Home-Based Child Care Emergency Funds in response to the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Community organizations and intermediaries creating their own regional funds are invited to apply for funds of up to $100,000.

By meeting the immediate needs of providers, and connecting their needs to local, state and federal policy actions, we can sustain the supply of home-based child care and ensure we can rebuild our economy knowing American workers have access to high quality care.

Join us in supporting the home-based child care providers in your community.

Fact sheet

Supporting HBCC Providers during the Coronavirus Crisis

We have heard from caregivers, providers and professional organizations that too few resources focus on the distinct needs of home-based providers facing this crisis. Demand for home-based child care is increasing while both informational and financial resources are scarce.

A new fact sheet produced by the National Women’s Law Center offers insight into the challenges and questions home-based providers are grappling with and makes policy recommendations to support and sustain home-based child care providers through the COVID-19 crisis.

Home Grown will continue to support organizations to make timely, specific, and impactful communication available to policymakers, advocates, and communities.

Are You a Home-Based Child Care Provider?

Thank you for your amazing work in this unprecedented time. Your story matters. We recognize that the COVID-19 crisis will have significant health, operational and economic impacts on home-based child care providers. What are your most pressing needs, concerns, and ideas? Please share with us below.