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 […]
Understanding and Expanding Benefits as a Strategy to Improve Home-based Child Care Workforce Compensation
The expiration of child care stabilization funds at the end of September has dominated news cycles for weeks and recently the Biden administration has requested $16 billion in additional funding for child care from Congress. The issue at the forefront of Home Grown’s concern is: How do we maintain access to child care for families […]
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 […]
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 […]
Early Learning Nation: Colorado Pilot Gives Home Child Care Providers Cash Payments with No ‘Strings Attached
“She puts in long hours, starting at 5 in the morning and working until 3 every day. One parent works on a farm an hour away, another works an early shift at a tamale factory and another works an early shift at a meat processor. Lerrga makes so little, however, that she has to work […]
“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 […]
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 […]
The Colorado Sun: Programs offering universal basic income — or direct cash with no strings attached — are increasing across ColoradoThe Colorado Sun
Dozens of Colorado nonprofits are funding direct cash programs they say have led to economic stability for individuals and families.
Direct payments to home-based child care providers can sustain them and the essential work they do to care for the children of working Americans.
Home Grown’s Thriving Providers Project (TPP) is garnering national attention. Launched this summer in Colorado and coming soon in Nashville, Tennessee and other communities, TPP will send monthly, unconditional cash payments to home-based providers for at least one year. This project hopes to inform early childhood payment system policy reforms at the local and national level by […]