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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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LiBetti Ashley, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, policy and practice must bring home-based child care providers into the fold of the early childhood ecosystem. Any future efforts to improve access to and quality of early care and education must recognize…

Stoney Louise, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

Before the pandemic, growth in child care centers strongly and swiftly out-paced home-based care. This has now shifted. A strong preference for small, home-based child care settings is emerging, and appears to be fairly consistent across the US.…

Kane Maggie C., Harris Phoebe, Jordan Dorothy, Lloyd Chrishana M., Testa Mary Beth Salomone, January, 2021
Reports & Papers
The document provides an overview of policies related to state definitions and regulations, licensing and subsidy, external systems, quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS), and funding. We also highlight changes to policies related to HBCC…
Home Grown, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The federal relief package approved by Congress in December 2020 includes $10 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant, and each state will receive an allocation of these funds. This is a renewed opportunity for states to create “…
Home Grown, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This resource, a revised set of recommendations first published in April 2020, offers ideas and suggestions for states to consider as they prioritize stabilizing the supply of HBCC. (author abstract)
Home Grown, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
The impact of Home Grown’s Emergency Fund on HBCC was far-reaching. Home Grown’s grants, combined with matching private funds and public funding, provided direct support to 2625 HBCC providers who served more than 18,000 children. These funds…
Miller Kyra, Schulman Karen, March, 2021
Reports & Papers
To examine the critical role of FFN providers before, during, and after the pandemic, assess the supports they have received in offering care, and identify the additional supports they need to offer safe and supportive care for children while…
Adams Gina, Dwyer Kelly, April 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs

This brief provides an overview of opportunities, challenges, and steps to expand HBCC provider participation in CCDF subsidies. Based on expert interviews and a review of the literature, we first provide background on HBCC providers and CCDF to…

Datta A. Rupa, Milesi Carolina, Srivastava Shivani, Zapata-Gietl Claudia, May 2021
Reports & Papers

This chartbook presents nationally representative estimates of all home-based care to children under age 13, using data from the 2012 and 2019 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). Home-based providers discussed in the report…

Hooper Alison, April-June 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Home-based child care is a widely used form of child care. However, little is known about the heterogeneous group of caregivers that make up the home-based provider workforce and how they view themselves and their work. This study used role theory…
Hooper Alison, Schweiker Claire, May/June 2020
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
This study explored the prevalence of expulsion in home-based child care (HBCC) settings using a nationally representative sample of HBCC providers from the National Survey of Early Care and Education. In addition to prevalence, enrollment and…
Bromer Juliet, Molloy Patricia, Porter Toni, Reardon Margaret, February, 2020
Other
This brief describes a pilot of the BTS Collaborative approach with family child care networks and other organizations that support HBCC providers. The pilot aim focused on improving care for toddlers in mixed-age groups in HBCC. Participating teams…
Home Grown, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
From May–August 2020 Home Grown gathered data via an online survey of FCC providers and FFN caregivers who received emergency funding. The data in this document reflects our preliminary analysis of data from 1247 providers and caregivers who took…
Home Grown, October, 2020
Reports & Papers
From May–August 2020 Home Grown gathered data via an online survey of FFN caregivers who received emergency funding. The data in this document reflects our preliminary analysis of data from 489 FFN caregivers who took the survey. (author abstract)
Home Grown, August, 2020
Other
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…