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New Funders’ Collaborative to Increase Home-Based Child Care

The Heising-Simons Foundation, along with nine other funders, is pleased to announce the creation of a new collaborative to help improve home-based child care in the United States for one million young children.

Ensuring that all families have access to appropriate, affordable, and high-quality care for their young children is an issue that cuts across many systemic goals—including educational outcomes and increasing equity of opportunity, two issues at the heart of the Foundation Education program’s strategy.

Home Grown will fund, champion and promote programs and initiatives that:

  • stabilize and expand home-based child care services;
  • deliver resources and learning supports to children and their caregivers;
  • improve the capabilities of caregivers to deliver effective home-based services;
  • promote the value and importance of home-based child care; and,
  • support the adoption of model policies that enhance the sector.

Home Grown is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation, Buffet Early Childhood Fund, Gary Community Investments, Heinz Endowments, Klingenstein Philanthropies, MAEVA Social Capital, David and Laura Merage Foundation, Omidyar Network, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Pritzker Children’s Initiative.

To learn more about the collaborative, please click here.