Home Based Collaborative Network

Home Based Child Care Collaborative Network

Supporting the home based child care workforce to promote high quality, responsive and relationship based care. 

Home Based Network Services

On-Site Coaching and Mentoring: These visits are designed to meet the specific needs of each home-based program. They are customized for each care giver using feedback from your personal Strengths Assessment and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) observations to meet the strengths and needs of the home based provider.

Community of Practice: This is in person training tailored to the needs of home based providers with other home based providers in your region for a six month cohort. It is designed to strengthen high quality, responsive and relationship based home care. It counts as annual clock hour training and will give you a chance to connect and engage with other home based providers.

Clock Hour Training: This is annual best practice training to include topics such as Creating a Welcoming Environment, Positive Connections with Children, Imaginative Play and more. These free, single-session trainings focus on best practices in home based care. 

Home Based Network Goals

  • The Home Based Network (HBN) is designed to strengthen the capacity of early care and education in home based programs statewide.
  • HBN services meet the specific needs of each home based provider. 
  • By participating in the HBN services, home based providers increase their knowledge and enhance the skills when working with children in home based care.

Home Based Network Information

Each program that operates in a home based setting is given an HBN specialist who:

  • Offers support strategies based on individual provider needs.
  • Promotes stable collaborative relationships with families.
  • Fosters positive learning experiences and environments.
  • Facilitates attachment between each caregiver and children.
  • Inclusive cultural and linguistic responsiveness strategies.

For more information, contact Brandy Peterson, 816-701-8251.

Upcoming Home Based Collaborative Network Trainings