Child Care

Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships: Providing Comprehensive Services to Infants and Toddlers and Their Families

Published: July 9, 2020

When combined with high quality early care and education, comprehensive services are intended to support families in their role as caregivers and foster the health and well-being of children. Connecting children and families to these services is a foundational feature of the Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) models. Partnerships between EHS and other early care and education settings hold promise for expanding access to comprehensive services for infants, toddlers, and their families...

Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships: Partnering to Improve the Quality of Infant-Toddler Care

Published: July 9, 2020

Prior research suggests that partnerships in early care and education have the potential to enhance the quality of care and offer comprehensive services to more children and families. This brief draws on data from the national descriptive study of Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships to describe the activities partnerships engage in to improve the quality of services for infants, toddlers, and their families.

father and son drawing

Celebrating Fathers During COVID-19

Today many parents, like Rylan’s father, have had to adapt by educating their children in kitchens and living rooms. This is crucial to Rylan’s development and today, it is important to recognize the many fathers across the country who are participating in the lives of children in a new way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joint Letter to Family Support, Maternal and Child Health, and Early Childhood Programs on Strategies During COVID-19 Pandemic

This letter, which was jointly issued by the Administration for Children and Families and the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, encourages family support, maternal and child health, and early childhood programs to promote family strengthening and prevention strategies via virtual, electronic, telephonic, or other safe means during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Dozen Policy Questions You Can Answer with Your Agency’s Administrative Data: A Webinar for Child Care Development Fund Lead Agencies

Published: November 6, 2019

CCDF administrators and their staff are surrounded by agency data on subsidy eligibility and payments, licensing, Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) ratings, complaints, violations, and other aspects of program operations. This webinar is designed to support CCDF Lead Agency staff and their partners in using existing administrative data to address policy questions posed by state legislators, agency heads, local child care providers, and other stakeholders...

August 2019 Child Support Report

Highlights importance of self-care, digital marketing grants in California, and Medicaid collaboration in New Hampshire

Expanding Early Care and Education for Children Experiencing Homelessness

ACF's Early Childhood Development office has created a resource page to strengthen the ability of early care and education (ECE) providers to serve young children experiencing homelessness.

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