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The Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, 2013-2018

Project Overview

The purpose of the Study of Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-child care) Partnerships is to gain a better understanding of EHS‐child care partnerships aimed at supporting quality improvement, child development, and family well‐being in early childhood settings serving infants and toddlers. 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 and implementation of a descriptive study documenting the characteristics and features of EHS-child care partnerships and activities aiming to improve professional development and the quality of services to better meet families’ needs. The study is being conducted by Mathematica Policy Research.

Data are archived at the Child and Family Data Archive.

The points of contact are Christine Fortunato and Amy Madigan.

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