About the Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Opportunity
The Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership and Early Head Start expansion grants will fund the partnering of EHS programs with child care providers, as well as non-partnership EHS Expansions. It increases access to high-quality, full-day, full-year child care, including family child care, for low-income working families. The program supports the development of infants and toddlers through strong relationship-based experiences and prepares them for the transition into Head Start and preschool.
- Getting Started: The Basics of EHS-CC Partnerships
These resources provide information for applicants exploring the implementation of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
- Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships: Growing the Supply of Early Learning Opportunities for More Infants and Toddlers [PDF, 3.5MB]
- Policy and Program Guidance for the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) (ACF-IM-HS-15-03)
- Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships 101 (Revised July 2016)
- EHS-CC Partnership Grant Application: Webinar Resources
In 2014, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) presented a series of webinars providing information for potential applicants about the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants. The programmatic content of the webinars is still relevant; however prospective applicants should refer to the most recently posted 2016 FOA for details regarding specific application requirements.
- Getting Started: Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership
- Comprehensive Services (Parts 1,2,3)
- Maximizing Resources in Early Head Start
- Explore the EHS-CC Partnership portal to access resources
- Partnership Relationships: Developing and Sustaining effective relationships to ensure successful partnerships.
- Regulations and Standards: Navigating child care and Early Head Start policies and regulations, and understanding the implications to ensure successful partnerships.
- Administration and Fiscal: Meeting fiscal challenges, aligning eligibility criteria, and managing, training, and supporting early care and education staff across programs and systems to ensure successful partnerships.
- Family Child Care Partners: Supporting the unique challenges of meeting EHS-CC partnership grant requirements in family childcare programs
Explore the Early Head Start (EHS) portal to access the following resources:
- About Early Head Start: The goals, principles, and cornerstones of the EHS program
- Child Development and Education: Curriculum, learning environments, and brain development
- Comprehensive Services and Systems: Program Design and Management, family engagement, and nutrition health and safety
- Program Options and Initiatives: Home-based option, center-based option, and family child care program option
Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHSTech@reviewops.org for additional information.
Last Reviewed: July 2016
Last Updated: January 6, 2017