Local Early Childhood Partnerships

Starting an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership

Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships support communities by expanding the number of high-quality early learning environments for infants and toddlers in low-income families. They integrate EHS comprehensive services and resources into an array of traditional child care and family care settings.

Long-term outcomes for the program include:

  • A more highly educated and qualified workforce providing care and education for infants and toddlers
  • An increased number of high-quality early learning environments
  • Improved progress in children’s school readiness and in child and family well-being
  • Well-aligned early childhood policies, regulations, and resources, with quality improvement support at national, state, and local levels

Explore these resources, tools, and strategies to support successful implementation of EHS-CC Partnerships. Training and technical assistance staff and EHS-CC Partnership grant recipients and their child care partners will find resources about partnerships, family child care, professional development, regulations and standards, and evaluation.

Watch this webinar that features Early Head Start programs and their child care partners who shared their experiences in recruitment, implementation of services, fiscal practices, customized onboarding, and support.

Primary Resources

Family Child Care

Professional Development

Additional Support