National Center on Early Head Start—Child Care Partnerships

The National Center on Early Head Start - Child Care Partnerships (the Partnership Center) is jointly funded by the Office of Head Start and the Office of Child Care. Its purpose is to support the effective implementation of the new Early Head Start–Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships.

The Partnership Center helps grantees deliver high-quality, comprehensive services to infants and toddlers from low-income families. It provides training and technical assistance and other resources to Federal staff, Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care training and technical assistance providers, Head Start state and national collaboration offices, and Child Care and Development Fund administrators. The Partnership Center's goal is to ensure that all are equipped to meet the needs of new EHS-CC Partnerships grantees.

Explore the Partnership Center webpage and the Local Early Childhood Partnerships topic page to find more resources and information.


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Read findings, analyses, assessments, and reports about the benefits of successful collaborations between Head Start and Early Head Start programs and child care providers.

Each quarterly issue of Making Connections: The Partnership Newsletter focuses on a key aspect of successful Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs)

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The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Webinar Series contains information about the grants, comprehensive services, and how to maximize resources.