As noted throughout the BUILD Initiative Home-Based Child Care (HBCC) Webinar Series, HBCC is popular for several reasons: many providers offer flexible schedules, HBCC is more affordable than child care centers, and families feel more comfortable leaving their children in home-based care. In fact, nearly one-fifth of the ECE workforce are immigrants, with many educators speaking languages other than English and close to a quarter of all HBCC providers speaking Spanish. In this follow-up to our November session, we will explore how one state is verifying education credentials from outside the United States and two exciting routes for HBCC educators to pursue higher education. We look forward to having you join us!
Access resources from the November session, Home-Based Child Care: Supporting HBCC Educators Whose Primary Language is Other than English
Planning Tool September 26, 2022
This resource tool supports discussion and decision-making on building and refining a statewide home visiting (HV) system by defining each component, outlining the impact and importance of the component and delineating common activities of the component. The tool includes questions to prompt discussion of key factors for the system approach to planning in your state and individual context.
Podcast September 20, 2022
Tonya Coston is the Executive Director of the Division of Early Childhood Services at the New Jersey Department of Education. Host Dr. Sherri Killins Stewart asks Tonya about how she collaborates across agencies and departments to involve other state leaders in the mission of increasing equity in early childhood systems for children and families in New Jersey.
Slide Deck September 6, 2022
In this session, we hear from Sheri Shannon ( Shannon Strategies) who shared with us HBCC tailored marketing and messaging strategies designed to highlight the uniqueness of HBCC’s role as a quality child care option.