Learning from Six Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs): Implementing Comprehensive Services

The purpose of the Comprehensive Services Project is to describe and share effective implementation practices for comprehensive services provided to infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCPs). This project includes four activities: 1) conduct a case study of the development and implementation of six EHS-CCP sites across the United States1; 2) convene a peer learning community with key representatives from each of the six partnerships; 3) develop a toolkit of resources about EHS-CCP implementation and strategies for expanding access to quality care and comprehensive services; and 4) synthesize the existing literature on EHS-CCPs and young children’s access to high-quality care. This project was funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The EHS-CCPs that participated in the project also received funding from the Foundation.

Resources:

Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Annotated Bibliography

A Review of the Literature on Access to High-Quality Care for Infants and Toddlers

Resources for Developing Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Agreements

Addressing Adversity and Supporting Families and Staff for Success in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Approaches to Providing Comprehensive Services in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Extending the Benefits of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships for Children and Families

A Bibliography to Align Standards and Monitoring Requirements for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Common Facilitators and Barriers to Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Implementation


1 See Halle, T., Banghart, P., Zaslow, M., Cook, M., Kane, M., Bartlett, J., Redd, Z., Bamdad, T., Cox, A., & Lloyd, C.M., (2019). Implementation lessons from six Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships. Early Education and Development, 30(8), 990-1008.