REPORT: Celebrating One Year of Thriving Providers Project Learnings in Colorado

The Stanford Center on Early Childhood (SCEC), the home of RAPID, partnered with Home Grown to evaluate and continuously learn about Thriving Providers Project and the experiences of home-based child care participants. The SCEC used a longitudinal, mixed-methods, rapid-cycle approach to evaluate TPP, gathering data from TPP participants, parents/caregivers, and community-based organization staff and comparing […]

Thriving Providers Project Benefits Protection Toolkit

Home Grown, in partnership with Impact Charitable and KD Strategic Advocacy & Consulting, has developed a detailed toolkit to help users develop a benefits protection strategy for their Direct Cash Transfer programs. This toolkit will be best used at the early stages of the program design process for any new pilot or program, as the timelines to […]

A Look at the Data – October 2023 (English and Spanish)

For the data corner in this quarter’s newsletter, we wanted to focus on survey data* from TPP participants that gives insight into the ways that TPP has been beneficial, and may continue to be, beyond the direct cash transfers. At the outset of the project, we theorized that direct cash transfers to home-based child care […]

Thriving Providers Project: What We Have Learned So Far

Innovative programs require innovative evaluation approaches. Stanford Center on Early Childhood’s (SCEC) belief in that is why we are so excited to work with Home Grown on the Thriving Providers Project (TPP). Given that this is the first direct cash transfer program in the United States focused exclusively on home-based child care providers, the primary […]

EdSurge: What Happens When You Give Child Care Providers Money — With No Strings Attached?

“Hernandez, a 47-year-old in Greeley, Colorado, a mid-sized city about 60 miles north of Denver, was preparing to leave the child care sector when something unbelievable happened. She learned about an opportunity to begin receiving predictable, unconditional direct cash payments, for a total of $500 per month, through a pilot program aimed at stabilizing the […]

Thriving Provider’s Project Spotlight: Olivia’s Journey (English)

Olivia is a child care provider based in Colorado with a passion for helping others. When she moved to the U.S. from Mexico over eight years ago, she knew caring for children would be her life’s work, despite the barriers around equitable wages. She began providing care for the children in her community so their […]