What is the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant (EHS-CCP)?
The EHS-CCP Grant allows Early Head Start programs to work alongside local, existing childcare centers, including family childcare settings. The goal of this grant is to seek out ways to fund more and more birth-to-five programs, increasing accessibility to high-quality child care to working families across the United States.
Where did the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant come from?
This grant has been set-aside by The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), the government branch that “promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities with partnerships, funding, guidance, training, and technical assistance.” Two of ACF’s programs include: expanding access to high-quality Child Care to families, and developing Early Learning and Development systems (like Head Start).
Two years ago this grant funded almost 300 grantees, but this year Congress has increased funding, further increasing the chances of low-income children to receive high-quality child care.
As a company that believes in the importance of high-quality early education for all children, we are poised and ready to support you and your program apply for this grant.
So, how can Teachstone help?
Submitting an application can be difficult and we’re here to help. We wish you the best of luck as you take an important step toward improving access to high-quality childcare to children in your area.
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For 54 years, Head Start has prepared children for Kindergarten by providing services that foster growth in their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. In the words of former President Obama, “For millions of families, Head Start has been a lifeline. And for millions of kids, it’s been the start of a better life.”