Orientation Sessions for Partnerships Teams

Explore this series of Office Hours videos and tools to assist you in working with your Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership. These presentations were conducted by Office of Head Start (OHS) and Office of Child Care (OCC) federal staff and national center training and technical assistance (T/TA) providers. They offered T/TA and additional networking opportunities for EHS-CC Partnership teams that attended the 2015 EHS-CC Partnershp Orientation sessions.

Resources for the Administration of EHS-CC Partnership Programs

Meeting fiscal challenges, and managing, training, and supporting early care and education staff across programs and systems ensures successful partnerships. Resources in this area include information and tools related to: Making financial decisions; contracts and formal agreements; child care subsidies; human resource policy and legal issues; and staff management.

Family Child Care Partners

Many of the Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership grants have been awarded to organizations that partner with family child care programs. Family child care (FCC) settings are unique and may pose challenges for meeting the EHS-CC Partnership grant requirements. The following resources have been collected to support FCC programs and their partners. They may be helpful to those working in an EHS-FCC partnership for the first time.

Making Connections: The Partnership Newsletter

The National Center on Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (The Partnership Center) is pleased to present Making Connections: The Partnership Newsletter. Each quarterly issue focuses on a key aspect of successful Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships. It also features a partnership team experiencing early successes in that area. 

Layering Early Head Start Services and Funds with Child Care

The Cost Estimation Tool for Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership Services is designed to help EHS-CC Partnership grantees and their child care partners plan for the cost of delivering comprehensive Early Head Start (EHS) services to children enrolled in child care homes and centers.

Local Early Childhood Partnerships

Explore this topic for strategies and promising practices to support children and their families within Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships and other local partnerships, such as pre-K. Training and technical assistance (T/TA) staff and EHS-CC Partnership grantees and their child care partners will find resources about partnerships, family child care, and regulations and standards. Also find tools and materials around administration, research, and evaluation.