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.
The Office of Child Care (OCC) has released a series of profiles on the EHS-CC 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.
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 http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ecd/early-learning/ehs-cc-partnerships.