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Promoting Local Partnerships Between Child Care and Early Head Start

Ideas for State Leaders

Published: September 10, 2012
Program Administration
Fact Sheet

Across the country, State and Territory leaders are looking for ways to develop the supply of high-quality child care that meets the unique needs of infants and toddlers, especially forthose who are at risk. At the same time, State Early Childhood Advisory Councils (ECACs) are charged with identifying opportunities for, and barriers to, collaboration and coordination of early childhood programs. One approach being considered is promoting local partnerships between Federal Early Head Start (EHS) grantees and child care centers and family child care homes. The Office of Child Care (OCC) and the Office of Head Start (OHS) are supporting two efforts that provide relevant technical assistance and planning tools to State and local leaders. This Technical Assistance brief is the product of collaboration between the National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative (NITCCI) and Early Head Start. It is one of several resources being produced to support early childhood partnerships that meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and families.

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