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About Early Head Start – Child Care

Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) partnerships were created by the FY2014 federal budget bill, which provided $500 million to the program. This new funding for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships is an exciting opportunity for communities to plan how they can expand access to high-quality early care and education for low-income children and families.

From the Department of Health and Human Services:

“HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today announced preliminary winners for its Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships grants to improve the quality of existing child care programs and expand access to high-quality care for infants and toddlers.
Thus far, 234 preliminary selected grant applicants in 49 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands will receive over $435 million in funding to help offer care and services to ensure that infants and toddlers have access to Early Head Start services in their communities.”

Read the release from the Administration for Children and Families.
See the full list of preliminary EHS-CC grantees.