Meeting fiscal challenges, and managing, training, and supporting early care and education staff across programs and systems to ensure successful partnerships
Resources in this area include information and tools related to:
- Policies and procedures addressing coordination of resources
- Making financial decisions
- Contracts and formal agreements
- Child care subsidies
- Allocating, monitoring, and reporting on funding
- Professional development
- Staff management
- Human resource policy and legal issues
Cost Estimation Tool
This tool provides a step-by-step process for identifying relevant costs and resources that support the implementation of an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP).
From finding the eligible families and encouraging them to apply, to ensuring that children receive the valuable services of this program, the resources below help you to navigate rules and recommendations for Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment and Attendance (ERSEA).
Successful partnerships between early childhood programs include finding ways to layer their separate funding sources so that the total cost of services to children is met.
- Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
- Cost Modeling in Early Care and Education
- Financing High-Quality Infant-Toddler Care: Options and Opportunities [PDF, 920KB]
- Cost of Quality Calculator
- Assessing the Implementation and Cost of High Quality Early Care and Education Project (ECE-ICHQ), 2014-2019
- Professional Development (PD) System Cost Analysis Tool
- Professional Development System Cost Analysis Tool Guide and Case Studies [PDF, 998KB]
- Management Matters Series
- A Fiscal Management Checklist for Partnerships [PDF, 346KB]. Available in Spanish (español)
- Webinar: Funding Allocation
Partnerships between early childhood programs have a major impact on staff and staff management. Successful partnerships address the impact on program staff early and often.
Last Reviewed: October 2016
Last Updated: October 3, 2016