Learn why family and community engagement are key aspects of successful Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, in this final issue of Making Connections: The Partnership Newsletter.
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.
The resources in this section can help partners build relationships that work well and enable them to meet their goals.
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.
Checklist for Conducting Needs Assessment Surveys: Developing a Plan for Identifying Local Needs and Resources
This checklist is helpful in determining when and how to conduct a needs assessment. Program directors and services area managers can use it when identifying local needs and resources.
Watch these EHS-CC Partnership grantees and partners share how their individualized approaches to early childhood education systems using the strength of Early Head Start benefit children, families, and staff.
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.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Grantees can find helpful information about implementing uniform guidance for non-federal entities and indirect costs and cost allocation. Review information about fiscal policies and procedures and learn more about real property reporting, requests and procurement. Note: These resources are under review.
Non-federal matching information and explanations of fiscal issues such as contributions, disallowances, documentation, in-kind, and volunteer services can be found below. Head Start administrators and non-federal entities may find this information helpful.
Children learn best when they are in safe, well-supervised environments. Head Start staff can reduce the possibility of a child getting hurt when they closely observe children and respond when needed. When programs think systematically about child supervision they create safe, positive learning environments for all children.