The Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, 2013-2016
The Study of Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-child care) Partnerships will assess the knowledge base and develop a theory of change model for understanding EHS‐child care partnerships to support quality improvement, child development, and family well‐being in early childhood settings serving infants and toddlers. The study will also support the new competitive grant opportunity aimed at expanding access to high quality early learning opportunities for infants and toddlers through the partnering of EHS programs and child care providers. The study includes a review of the literature to summarize the current knowledge base around EHS-child care partnerships; development of a theory of change model to articulate relations among key features, characteristics, and expected outcomes of partnerships; development of approaches to measuring partnerships for existing and new data collection efforts; and the design of an evaluation of the new discretionary EHS-child care partnership grantees. The study is being conducted by Mathematica Policy Research.
The points of contact are Amy Madigan and Christine Fortunato.