Explore an archive of resources and press related to the Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership initiative.

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Explore an archive of resources and press related to the Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership initiative.

  • 1/05/2017

    Data Explorer and State Profiles
    This tool can be used to search for data on various early care and education topics, including demographic information, program participation and funding, and CCDF subsidy program administration. Also find information on program quality improvement activities, and professional development and workforce initiatives.

  • 8/31/2016

    State Grantee Profiles Series
    The Office of Child Care (OCC) has released a series of profiles on the EHS-CCP Partnership state grantees. The profiles highlight how each state is leveraging policy changes and resources to expand access to high-quality infant and toddler child care and to drive changes in state early childhood systems as they implement their partnership vision.

  • 3/24/2016

    Building a Lasting Foundation for High Quality Early Learning Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers through Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
    Last year, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) launched a pioneering effort to bring together Early Head Start and child care programs in new and exciting ways. The Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships were created as part of the Administration's Early Learning Initiative. The goal was to increase the supply of high-quality early learning opportunities and, at the same time, create a continuum of care from birth to kindergarten. Today, 275 EHS-CC Partnership grantees and their partners work together in every state and with support from nearly every sector of federal, state, and local communities to bring these concepts to life. ACF's EHS-CC Partnerships Year One Report [PDF, 6.61MB], released today, provides key highlights about the program, our grantees, and the early successes and lessons learned from first year of the implementation. The full report is available at

  • 8/6/2015

    Newly Released Policy and Program Guidance for the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP)
    The Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start have released an Information Memorandum (IM) to provide policy and program guidance for EHS-CCP grantees and their partners. This IM specifically addresses various issues and questions raised by grantees during the EHS-CCP orientations and start-up phase of the grants. Attachment A addresses: seamless and comprehensive full-day/full-year services; partnership agreements; layered funding; citizenship and immigration status; child care center ratios and group sizes; staffing and planning shifts for staff; staff qualifications and credential requirements; and federal oversight and monitoring. Questions from EHS-CCPs should be directed toward their Regional Office.

  • 6/30/2015

    Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Baseline Assessment Tools
    The baseline will help the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) understand the grantees and partners' current capacity. The baseline will gather information according to the environmental health and safety tool [PDF, 1MB], and the fiscal integrity/eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, and attendance (ERSEA) tool [PDF, 151KB]. Formal monitoring of grantee compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards will not commence until after the 18th month of the issuance of your grant award. Read the Baseline FAQs [PDF, 97KB] for more information.

  • 3/31/2015

    Final Awards of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded 275 Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership and Early Head Start Expansion grants to agencies in every state, two territories, and the District of Columbia. These grants will improve the quality of existing child care programs and expand access to high-quality care for infants and toddlers in low-income families. Review the list of awards.

Last Reviewed: February 2017

Last Updated: February 3, 2017