As we look toward the re-opening of our country, home-based programs can offer child care in smaller environments. Even before the pandemic, home-based child care played a key role in our child care infrastructure, with millions of children under the age of five attending home-based care. Child care networks are an important component of supporting and sustaining home-based child care. While there is no single type of network today, networks can support provider business practices, provide professional development and coaching, and connect providers to each other and to broader services in their communities.
This event, hosted by Imaginable Futures, will feature leaders of networks and organizations supporting networks, and will also highlight a recently-released Home Grown report Home-Based Child Care Networks: Making Connections to Make a Difference. We will also discuss how technology specifically designed for child care can support both networks and home-based providers. We hope you will join us to learn more about new possibilities in home-based care!