Read findings, analyses, assessments, and reports about the benefits of successful collaborations between Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and child care providers
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.
The resources in this section can help partners build relationships that work well and enable them to meet their goals.
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.
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.
Explore an archive of resources and press related to the Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership initiative.
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.
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.
Partnerships between Head Start and child care providers that blend funds and deliver full-day, full-year services are important to the day-to-day functioning of programs. Grantee and delegate staff will find strategies for building these partnerships in terms of securing funding, expanding existing services, and providing full-day services.
Explore these instruments, which are used to gather information to assess core performance areas of Head Start and Early Head Start grantees.