- Deciding the State Role in Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership Grants: What Are the Different Levels of Potential State Involvement?
This paper released by the BUILD Initiative outlines different ways that states can either lead or be involved in the design and implementation of the new EHS - CC Partnerships.
- Financial Impact
The Alliance for Early Childhood Finance has developed several resources to highlight the financial impact of EHS - CC Partnerships on child care centers and family child care homes. Read the paper outlining the costs that need to be factored into the reimbursement rates for partnership sites, and try out the interactive workbook that calculates the cost of the changes so grantees can design appropriate payment rates.
- Community Hubs
This paper outlines both the design and cost considerations for developing community hubs as a strategy to implement the Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships (see also Community Hub Cost Model).
- Office of Child Care Technical Assistance Network Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Website
This website provides access to previous webinars and other detailed resources to support the development and implementation of Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships.
- Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Advice for Implementing Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
This resource summarizes a number of different organizational charts and summary of roles/responsibilities from successful child care partnerships across the country.
- Baby Policy Blog
The blog post from June 9 offers a "First Look" at the EHS-CCP Application, including brief descriptions of some of the main elements of the grant opportunity and proposal process.
- Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships Fact Sheet from Zero to Three
- Bringing High-Quality Comprehensive Care Home: Strategies to Build and Sustain Early Head Start in Family Child Care
This Technical Assistance Paper uses lessons learned from the EHS for FCC Project to develop goals and strategies for building and sustaining future EHS and Child Care Partnerships.
- Promoting Continuity of Care in Infant/Toddler Settings: What Can State/Territory Leaders Do?
This document from OCC's Technical Assistance Network provides background information and examples of potential strategies that leaders can use as they consider how to promote continuity of care in their state or territory.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
The Frequently Asked Questions prepared by ACF covers three main topics of interest. The topics include questions about the initiative, the application process, and program implementation.
- State Child Care Subsidy Policies that Support Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
This tool for states developed by CLASP provides a menu of state child care assistance policies that states could consider to improve continuity and stability for children and families in the subsidy system and to support child care providers receiving child care subsidy payments.
- What State Leaders Should Know About Early Head Start
This resource developed by CLASP provides a guide for state leaders less familiar with the program. It explains 11 key areas of EHS and suggests ways for state policymakers to align key areas of child care and early education with the program.
- Grant Application Toolkit
A collection of resources, including an overview of Early Head Start and the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), and materials to support partnerships. The toolkit also offers a description of the grant application process, a webinar repository, and an ongoing archive of all federal EHS-CCP materials.
- 101: Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships
An overview of the Early Head Start - child Care partnerships by the Administration for Children & Families.
- Overview of the Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership
- Successful partnership between Early Head Start (EHS) and Family Child Care
- Blending and Braiding Early Childhood Program Funding Streams Toolkit
This toolkit from the Ounce of Prevention Fund on the blending and braiding of funds in early care and education programs was designed specifically for state advocates and policymakers. It offers information about challenges and strategies of blending and braiding as well as resources to make policy choices for programs receiving funding from multiple sources.
- Early Head Start - Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships: Why Do We Need Them?
This brief article summarizes opportunities and benefits that EHS-CC Partnerships will be able to provide for vulnerable children and families and explains why this is important in our communities.
- Strengthening Families™ and the New Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships
This document from the Center for the Study of Social Policy offers guidance on how a research-based approach called Strengthening Families™ can help state and local leaders as they apply for and implement the EHS-CC grants or simply support local grantees in meeting the goals set by this grant opportunity. (For more information on Strengthening Families™, visit www.strengtheningfamilies.net.)
- How Strengthening Families™ Helps Programs Meet Head Start Performance Standards
This document from the Center for the Study of Social Policy provides information on how the Center-Based Program Self-Assessment Tool designed by Strengthening Families™ aligns with the Head Start performance standards, meeting many of the provisions set out by those standards. (For more information on Strengthening Families™, visit www.strengtheningfamilies.net.)
- Roles for States in Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships
This document from the National Head Start Association suggests six key roles that states can play in supporting local Early Head Start grantees.
- Policies and Practices that Promote Continuity of Child Care Services and Enhance Subsidy Systems
This Information Memorandum was released by the Office of Child Care to lead agencies administering the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) in 2011, outlining and encouraging policies that promote continuity of child care services for children and families receiving subsidies.
- Supporting Continuity Through Child Care and Development Fund Subsidies: A Review of Select State Policies
This brief by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation discusses research related to select state policies on child care subsidies, offering these policies as potential points of focus for state policymakers to facilitate continuity of child care for children in subsidized care.
About Child Care
- State Child Care Licensing
On this page you will find information about what different standards mean, as well as tables that show how your state's child care rules compare with the rest of the country.
- State Child Care Fact Sheets
This user friendly map includes information about child care licensing in each state. In addition, each state includes a link to the state page from Child Care Aware® of America's reports reviewing child care center and family child care home policies in every state.
- Office of Child Care Website
The Office of Child Care supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children's learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs.
About Head Start/Early Head Start