Family Child Care
Strong Foundations For Our Youngest Children

Family Child Care

More children, including infants and toddlers, are cared for in home-based settings than in centers. These include Family Child Care and Family, Friend, and Neighbor options. Home-based settings offer many advantages for families such as cultural and linguistic affinity, non-standard work hour availability, care for mixed-age/sibling groups, and a home-like environment. In addition, home-based child care meets the needs of many low-income families who often work shift, hourly, or “gig” economy jobs. 

Expanding on BUILD’s earlier library of resources for supporting quality family child care, we have listed new ones, relevant to COVID-19, below. We will share additional resources as they become available. 

ALLIANCE FOR EARLY SUCCESS

ALL OUR KIN

COMMITTEE FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

HUNT

 HOME GROWN

 NAEYC

 NATIONAL WOMEN’S LAW CENTER

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR FAMILY CHILD CARE

OPPORTUNITIES EXCHANGE

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

STATE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

California

Illinois

  • Recent guidance is specific and clear about inclusion of licensed and license-exempt home-based child care

Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan

Washington

  • Child Care Aware of Washington and Child Care Resources: Recommendations for State Policy inclusive of needs of home-based child care and the families that choose these providers

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Alliance for Early Success 

Tom Copeland