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Promoting Children's Development

As they grow, children experience marked stages of development. The following resources provide more information about the development of infants and toddlers, preschool-age children, and school-age children. They also address the importance of early learning guidelines, developmental screening and assessment, language development, and supporting children with disabilities in early care and education programs.

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This Workbook describes the process of conducting a community assessment as a series of five steps: Plan and Organize, Design Data Collection, Gather Data, Review and Analyze, and Make Decisions. The Workbook presents information that will help Head Start and Early Head Start programs conduct a...

These four tip sheets can help  Early Head Start administrators and family child care providers partner together to improve the quality of care for children and help families move toward their work and education goals.

This paper describes the steps for start-up planning—the activities grantees engage in, as they prepare to implement their funded grant. Grantee staff who design and manage EHS programs may find this resource useful in their work.

This checklist identifies key issues to be addressed regarding the fiscal aspects of projects in early care and education that involve multiple partners and funding sources.

This document identifies six elements for building capacity for evaluation and accountability. Questions to prompt discussion and reflection among the planning/stakeholder groups are followed by suggested strategies to address each element.

This worksheet can help early education programs develop strong partnerships that provide high-quality, full-day, full-year comprehensive services to young children. Partners can use this tool to raise questions and prioritize critical issues to work together to build partnerships.

This resource is intended to address issues to consider when developing a Communication plan.

The Assessment Checklist will assist partners in identifying skills, developing strategies, and strengthening the results of the partnerships. This checklist should be completed with all actively involved partners.

This document provides specific strategies grouped by principle that public-private partners can follow to help ensure success.

This guide can help partnerships avoid common pitfalls while using results-based decisionmaking to its fullest advantage. It has the potential to make the partnership not only more knowledgeable about where it is headed, but more likely to get there.

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