Regulations and Standards

Navigating child care and Early Head Start policies and regulations, and understanding the implications to ensure successful partnerships

Early Head Start (EHS) and child care programs each must follow a set of rules that ensure high-quality care and services. However, those two sets of rules don't always align easily. Partnerships between EHS and child care programs will only be truly successful when they understand, respect, and deal with the differences.

Head Start

Head Start

The following links describe Head Start regulations as they apply to Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships.

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American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN)

American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN)

These resources describe how regulations apply to the unique needs of Tribal communities and child care.

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State Licensing Regulations and Policy Alignments

State Licensing Regulations and Policy Alignments

These resources demonstrate how state agencies are aligning child care licensing regulations with state and national standards to develop policies that support EHS-CCP.

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Last Reviewed: February 2017

Last Updated: February 17, 2017