Working Together for Children and Families: Findings from the National Descriptive Study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

OPRE Report 2019-16
Publisher: Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 28, 2019
Patricia Del Grosso, Jaime Thomas, Libby Makowsky, Michael Levere, NIckie Fung, and Diane Paulsell

Findings from a national descriptive study of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships reveal new information about how partnerships expand access to high quality, affordable care for infants and toddlers.

The study describes characteristics of these partnerships, including how they were formed and operated, as well as strategies for implementing partnerships in both center-based child care and family child care homes. It also describes the wide range of services that partnerships offer to children and families who receive care through Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant funds. Lessons learned from this study can inform ongoing and future activities of partnerships in early care and education programs as well as training and technical assistance efforts.