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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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The directors of the Office of Head Start and the Office of Child Care introduce a joint initiative between OHS and OCC designed to support partnerships between Early Head Start and family child care.

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 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 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 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.

This document provides action steps that an organization/group can follow when integrating systems to improve services for children and families. These actions are grouped by overall strategy and partnership stage.

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

Current collaboration efforts are driven increasingly by the need to provide coordinated services to children and families through responsive Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) policies, professional development, and quality improvement efforts that facilitate collaboration and allow...