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Promoting Local Partnerships Between Child Care and Early Head Start: Ideas for State Leaders

Published: September 18, 2012

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 for those 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. This resource discusses partnering options.