Making Connections: The Partnership Newsletter

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.

Family Child Care Partners

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.

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.

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.

Non-Federal Match Narrative

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.

Keep Children Safe Using Active Supervision

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.