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.

Partnerships Issues: Employees or Independent Contractors?

This article presents a brief overview of the issues and legal landscape surrounding workers in family child care settings. Program directors may use this resource to better understand legal issues related to family child care employees and independent contractors.

The Early Head Start Family Child Care Option: Maybe it’s a Good Fit for Your Community

This podcast from the Early Head Start National Resource Center spotlights some of the advantages of the Early Head Start Family Child Care (EHS FCC) program option, including the benefits of partnerships between EHS programs, FCC providers, children, families, and communities. The podcast also describes how to access more information about the EHS FCC program option on the ECLKC.

Increasing Quality Through Local Partnerships

In this webinar, the Leech Lake partnership team shares their experiences as one of the 22 teams from the Early Head Start for Family Child Care Demonstration Project. The team discusses how to increase quality through partnership at the local level.