Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships
As part of President Obama’s Early Learning Initiative, ACF has set aside $500 million for new Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships. These grants will allow new or existing Early Head Start programs to partner with local child care centers and family child care providers serving infants and toddlers from low-income families.
ACF will support states and communities as they expand high quality early learning opportunities to infants and toddlers through EHS-CC Partnerships. The partnerships will support working families by providing a full-day, full-year program so that low-income children have the healthy and enriching early experiences they need to realize their full potential.
Early Head Start programs also provide comprehensive services that benefit children, families, and teachers, including:
- Health, developmental and behavioral screenings
- Higher health, safety and nutrition standards
- Increased professional development opportunities for teachers
- Increased parent engagement opportunities
EHS-CC Partnership Resources
- View the list of EHS-CC Partnership and Early Head Start Expansion grant awardees
- Check out Frequently Asked Questions related to EHS-CC Partnerships, including questions about the initiative, the grant application process, and program implementation (updated July 21, 2014)
- Read the Technical Assistance guide, 101: Early Head Start and Child Care Partnerships
- View a PowerPoint overview of the EHS-CC Initiative
- View the EHS-CC Partnerships Briefing for Tribal Partners
- Explore additional webinars, tools, and resources related to the EHS-CC Partnerships.
- Moving Forward With the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships: Highlights, Lessons Learned, and Early Successes webinar, which took place on November 12, is available to view on line at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqJF-mKub_s.
- See the Power Point presented on the webinar November 12 – Moving Forward with the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships.