Last week there were interesting resources related to Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) released to the field. These new resources – described below – are timely for existing grantees that are learning and improving implementation practices in their own model, and also for potential Round 2 grantees can learn from the partnerships currently in place.

The first webinar from the Making Strides in Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) Series was posted on the Early Childhood & Learning Knowledge Center (ECLKC). The webinar was held in January 2016 and provides an opportunity to hear from staff from two EHS-CC Partnerships, Mid-Willamette Valley Community Actin Agency (Oregon) and United Way of Greater New Haven (Connecticut). Grantees discuss innovative strategies and lessons learned through implementation. Both grantees work with teen parents, center-based programs, as well as family child care providers. Tune in to learn more!

Second, the Office of Child Care (OCC) announced the release of profiles on EHS-CCP State grantees. As noted in the announcement from OCC, seven of the 275 current EHS-CCP grantees are Partnership State grantees, and learning from implementation of those models will provide information about state policy levers and success with the Partnership model. State profiles are provided for Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Pennsylvania, District of Colombia, and the Commonwealth of the National Mariana islands. Each profiles provides a Partnership snapshot, as well as information about subsidy administration, subsidy policy alignment, and funding strategies the State grantee has leveraged. The profiles provide a helpful learning opportunity from the state systems perspective.

Also, check out our recent post on our sister blog site, Head Start Redesignation, for updates on the release of the new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS)!

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Foundations for Families offers EHS-CCP grantees targeted technical assistance and strength-based coaching of key start-up staff. We have helped multiple organizations design, plan for, and draft successful proposals for EHS-CCP. Please be in touch with Amy Augenblick, Executive Director, at 703-599-4329 or [email protected] to learn about how we can support you and your program.

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