Expanding Participation of Home-based Child Care Providers in Federal Programs and Services

Home-based child care (HBCC) providers support children’s development and help parents work. Despite the important role these providers play, however, many appear unlikely to participate in or benefit from public supports. Our research team has reviewed factors that shape HBCC providers’ participation in several key federal programs and service systems and produced a series of policy briefs and blog posts highlighting our findings—laid out below. 

Briefs

Home-Based Child Care Networks and Federal Programs: Supporting Home-Based Child Care Provider Participation
Gina Adams and Kelly Dwyer

Mental Health Consultation and Home-Based Child Care Providers: Expanding Participation
Heather Sandstrom and Kelly Dwyer

The Small Business Administration and Home-Based Child Care Providers: Expanding Participation
Gina Adams and Fernando Hernandez-Lepe

Early Childhood Home Visiting and Home-Based Child Care Providers: Expanding Participation
Heather Sandstrom and Kelly Dwyer

The Child and Adult Care Food Program and Home-Based Child Care Providers
Gina Adams and Fernando Hernandez-Lepe

Child Care Subsidies and Home-Based Child Care Providers
Gina Adams and Kelly Dwyer

More briefs forthcoming

 

Blog Posts

Six Ways States Can Leverage Funding to Increase the Supply and Quality of Home-Based Child Care
Heather Sandstrom and Fernando Hernandez-Lepe

Easing Barriers to Child Care Food Subsidies for Home-Based Child Care Providers Offers Policymakers an Overlooked Opportunity
Gina Adams and Fernando Hernandez-Lepe

Expanding Subsidies for Home-Based Child Care Providers Could Aid the Postpandemic Economic Recovery
Gina Adams and Kelly Dwyer

More blog posts forthcoming