More than 100,000 infants and toddlers can get high quality child care and education through Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships. Here's how your organization can participate.
New! Funding Opportunity Announcements have been posted for the following opportunities:
American Indian/Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships
Early Head Start Expansion and Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships
The FOAs support the creation of Early Head Start – Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships and Early Head Start expansion efforts. These new competitive grant opportunities will expand access to high-quality, comprehensive services for low-income infants and toddlers and their families.
Funding will be available within each State based on the number of young children in poverty. No less than $14,316,000 will be available for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Head Start programs, and $21,474,000 will be available for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS) programs. Only high-quality applications will be funded. Priority will be given to applicants proposing EHS-CC Partnerships.
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For years Child Care Aware® of America has shared one message: affordable, high quality child care matters. It matters for children and it matters for families.
This year, the White House took notice, with President Obama making expanded opportunities for high quality child care and early learning not just a part of his policy agenda, but a central focus of that agenda so that "none of our children start the race of life already behind."
About Early Head Start – Child Care
Early Head Start – Child Care (EHS-CC) partnerships were created by the FY2014 Federal budget bill, which provided $500 million to the new program. This new funding for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships is an exciting opportunity for communities to plan how they can expand access to high-quality early care and education for low-income children and families.
Child Care Aware® of America is working closely with our colleagues and partners to ensure you have the latest information on this exciting program. Bookmark this page to get the latest on resources, information and application information for Early Head Start – Child Care partnerships.
Highlights of the bill's investment in children and families include:
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