Find stories that highlight innovative practices in Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships. Explore a wide variety of topics, such as ongoing monitoring, the benefits of partnering, partnership agreements, data, and more.
Developing Ongoing Monitoring Processes
All EHS-CC partners must meet Head Start Program Performance Standards. Grantees offer supports to child care partners. Learn how a grantee created ongoing monitoring tools and collaborative practices to assess progress.
Retaining Child Care Partners
Find out how one grantee works to keep their child care partners in the partnership. Explore examples of the innovative practices used to maintain the collaboration.
Recruiting Child Care Providers
The recruitment of child care partners is critical to the success of EHS-CC Partnerships. Learn about the various methods grantees use to recruit child care partners.
Helping Families Obtain Child Care Subsidies
Learn how EHS-CC Partnership grantees leverage multiple funding sources, such as child care subsidies, to maximize resources.
Building Partnerships Between Early Head Start Grantees and Family Child Care Providers: Lessons from the Early Head Start for Family Child Care Project
It is challenging work to plan and implement activities to support partnerships between EHS grantees and child care. This work involves balancing multiple responsibilities, reaching out to a variety of stakeholders, and engaging systems at multiple levels. Learn about this 2011 funded pilot project to design, implement, and evaluate a replicable framework to support partnerships between EHS and family child care providers.
Benefits of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships: Quality Early Learning for Infants, Toddlers, and Families
View this video to find out how EHS-CC Partnerships support infants, toddlers, and families through five priority areas: Building Supply and Access to Quality; Comprehensive Services; Continuity of Care; Financing and Fiscal Responsibility; and Workforce and Professional Development.
Negotiating a Partnership Agreement: Wisdom from the Field
Partnership partners must come to the negotiation table with a sincere interest in working together and drawing from one another’s strengths. Learn about 10 techniques that can help advance early education partnership negotiations and produce desired results.
Implementing and Sustaining Successful Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
In this webinar, learn how to successfully implement and sustain EHS-CC Partnerships. An EHS-CC Partnership grantee from Detroit, MI shares their strategies for building and maintaining lasting partnerships.
The Directors Academy: A Case Study
The Directors Academy allows child care partners to come together to share, learn, and network. Discover how this innovative program provides child care program directors the opportunity to build their leadership skills. The Education Navigator program was developed by the Maricopa County Human Services Department (MCHSD) of Arizona.
Data-Sharing Between Head Start Programs and Receiving Elementary Schools
Sharing child-level data between Head Start programs and receiving elementary schools can help programs and schools better serve children. Learn how one Head Start program and school district chose to go beyond these requirements and engage in a more comprehensive data-sharing effort.
Connecticut EHS FCC Program Builds State-level Partnerships
In 2010, the Office of Child Care and the Office of Head Start worked together to select 22 teams throughout the country to pilot a new EHS for Family Child Care model. Learn about one innovative model pioneered by a nonprofit in Connecticut, All Our Kin (AOK).
Resource Type: Article
National Centers: Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships
Last Updated: July 19, 2022