Early Head Start
To expand high-quality early learning opportunities in the years before preschool, Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships support communities to increase the number of Early Head Start and child care providers that can meet the highest standards of quality for infants and toddlers.
What is an EHS-CC Partnership?
EHS-CC Partnerships bring together the best of two worlds – combining the
strengths of child care and Early Head Start programs. The Partnerships layer
funding to provide comprehensive services and high-quality early learning
environments for low-income working families with infants and toddlers.
Long-term outcomes for the program include:
Sustained, mutually respectful and collaborative EHS-CC partnerships
A more highly-educated and fully-qualified workforce providing high-quality
infant-toddler care and education, along with an increased supply of
high-quality early learning environments and infant-toddler care
Well-aligned early childhood policies, regulations and resources, with quality
improvement support at national, state and local levels
Improved family and child well-being and progress toward school readiness
Child care centers and family child care providers respond to the needs of
working families by offering flexible and convenient full-day and full-year
services. Experienced child care providers offer care that is strongly grounded
in the cultural, linguistic and social needs of families and communities. Many
child care centers and family child care providers lack the resources to address
the needs of the nation’s most vulnerable children.
Enrollment Process Requirements:
Your child’s birth certificate and your own driver’s license or ID
Your child’s immunization records and medical insurance information, if available
If you work, proof of your income (could be W-2 form, pay stubs, or a statement from your employer)
If you attend school, proof of your student status