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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
In this webinar, explore the importance of state systems in sustaining EHS-CC Partnerships. Hear from state representatives and two EHS-CC Partnership grantees—one rural and one urban—who have built positive relationships and successful strategies with their state early childhood systems.
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).
National Centers:Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships
Last Updated: June 17, 2020