Use this glossary to establish the shared vocabulary partners need to have productive discussions and a sound working relationship.
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.
Explore research on the impact of quality practices, models for quality home-based child care (i.e., family child care), and partnerships between child care and Head Start, and Early Head Start programs.
Explore materials from an Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care demonstration project. These resources may be useful to Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships that include family child care partners.
Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships must find ways to support family well-being. Explore how programs can communicate the benefits and critical role parents play in the lives of their children.
Discover resources to help partnerships find ways to understand, respect, and work with the similarities and differences between Head Start and Early Head Start and child care.
Explore this resource to find out how coordinated enrollment for early care and education (ECE) programs can ensure a more efficient use of limited federal, state, and local resources for families.
Learn more about the Planning Guide and Organizational Readiness Chart. Find out how programs can use it to create strategic planning to ensure high-quality services for children and families.
Ensuring Collaborative Partnerships: Strategies for Effective Meetings, Decision-Making, and Conflict Resolution
Conducting effective meetings, making collaborative decisions, and addressing conflicts are crucial in developing collaborative partnerships. This resource helps Head Start programs hone those strategies.
Explore this resource to learn how sharing child-level data between Head Start programs and receiving elementary schools can help programs and schools better serve children.
Explore the basics of Head Start partnerships. Learn to build collaborative relationships that streamline services and maximize funding and resources for children and families.