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Karen Tylek

Director of Program Operations

Karen serves as the Director of Program Operations at Home Grown. Her work oversees project management, data monitoring, communications and program development and administration for Home Grown. She has more than 15 years of experience in education and nonprofits, including child care, k-12 education, out-of-school time, and adult learning.

Articles by Karen Tylek


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, which empowers providers and families to inform policy decisions and actions.

Building Child Care Infrastructure through Comprehensive Networks

Home Grown recently launched our Building Comprehensive Networks initiative to provide resources and support to groups interested in building comprehensive networks.

Advancing a Coherent and Sustainable System

As states work to allocate American Rescue Plan funds, Home Grown recognizes the need to continue to champion the stabilization and lasting investment in the child care sector, and home-based child care, in particular. 

Introducing the Leading from Home Provider Leaders

Home Grown is pleased to introduce the cohort of incredible provider leaders in our Leading from Home initiative, which helps providers who are leading grassroot networks in their communities.

HBCC Across the 50 States: Policy Scan Findings

Each state sets its own regulations for child care, including everything from licensing requirements to subsidy rates. This 50 state policy scan of data illuminates these differences and highlights some trends.