Local Early Childhood Partnerships

Layering Early Head Start Services and Funds with Child Care

The Cost Estimation Tool for Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership Services is designed to help EHS-CC Partnership grantees and their child care partners plan for the cost of delivering comprehensive Early Head Start (EHS) services to children enrolled in child care homes and centers.

Before using the tool, you may want to print the report that you can generate after you’ve identified the type of service your partner offers. This will show you the data you’ll need to gather prior to completing the tool.

It provides a step-by-step process for identifying relevant costs and resources that support the implementation of an EHS-CC Partnership.

It is important to note that there are a variety of methods and resources available to help programs estimate the costs of high quality early care and education. Related services and programs should choose whatever method works best for their individual needs and context.