Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

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Who Does What Best? Some Thoughts about State Roles in the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships?

The federally-funded Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships represent an enormous opportunity. State leaders can play an important role helping communities make the most of this funding to develop high-quality, comprehensive systems for babies as part of your state’s birth-to-age-five or birth-to-age-eight system. We hope state leaders do not view EHS-CCP grants as only a federal-to-local initiative. The grants are an opportunity for states to carry out their responsibility to ensure that the early childhood systems we build are of high quality and achieve equitable outcomes for all children regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, or language. This new brief is a BUILD effort to help you make the most of the opportunity.

Financial Impact

The EHS-CC Partnership can have significant financial impact on child care center and family child care partners, positive and negative. On the positive side, they will gain access to quality improvement supports for teaching and many comprehensive services (for the EHS children). On the negative side, in most states, child care partners will need to reduce their group size to meet the EHS standards and as a result will lose a significant amount of revenue. The below two documents may help figure out the impact. Please read the narrative first, then use the Excel workbook and adapt as needed.

NARRATIVE - EHS-CC Partnership Grant Application Issue, Financial Impact on Potential CC Partners (DRAFT 6.26.14)

EXCEL WORKBOOK - EHS-CC Partnership Grant Application, Financial Impact on Potential CC Partners (DRAFT 6.26.14)

Community Hubs

One of the exciting opportunities presented by the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships is advancing the development of Community Hubs of services and supports for children, families, and providers. Anne Mitchell is leading a team of experts in developing a dynamic model that can be used to estimate the operating costs of a Community Hub with different arrays of services in different state contexts. Below are materials created by the Community Hub team to help you model costs for diverse Community Hub designs. The below two documents are part of a package. Please read Estimating the Cost of Community Hubs before working with Community Hub Cost Model.

Estimating the Cost of Community Hubs (REVISED DRAFT 6.26.14)

Community Hub Cost Model (REVISED DRAFT 6.26.14)

Deciding the State Role in Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants: What Are the Different Levels of Potential State Involvement?

This is a unique moment in the history of early care and education in the United States. The federal Early Head Start (EHS) Expansion and EHS-Child Care Partnership grant opportunity provides state implementers with the chance to lead in an effort to expand high-quality, comprehensive early learning opportunities for young children through greater coordination of child care and Head Start funding.  

BUILD commissioned Jeff Capizzano, President of the Policy Equity Group to write a brief that:

  • Explains the section-by-section breakdown of possible points in the Federal Opportunity Announcement (FOA); 
  • Identifies requirements that the grantee must meet; and
  • Provides a number of suggestions for ways in which states can participate in this seminal work.

The creativity with which states approach the design and implementation of the EHS-Child Care Partnership grants will no doubt be used at the national level to inform future systems-building work. Whether as an applicant or a supportive partner, states should take every advantage of this opportunity.

We've had a number of webinars in the past weeks about the EHS-Child Care Partnerships federal funding opportunity and we've received a lot of questions. If it is the official answers to these questions you are looking for, please go to the ECLKC website at https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/grants/ehs-ccp. But, in any case, we want to be responsive to you. So we have asked Yvette Sanchez Fuentes to be our “Dear Abby.” For those of you who submitted questions in the chat box on the webinar entitled Understanding the Review and Scoring Criteria of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Application, featuring Jeff Capizzano, you’ll find answers here.

We hope they are helpful, but please do not take them as official responses! Please refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement for detailed instructions. For quick responses to your questions please submit directly to: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/grants/ehs-ccp. Please click on the link to "Ask a Question." Visit the website regularly for updates on questions and responses.

June 13 Webinar: Fiscal Management and Budgeting

State and community leaders participated in a BUILD webinar on June 13, 2014 focused on fiscal management and budgeting for Early Head Start/Child Care Partnerships. National expert Shelby Holman, lead consultant and CEO of Southern Imaginations, LLC, shared ideas for planning and developing budgets for running partnerships and taking a more strategic approach to the application process. This was the first in a series of webinars focused on the fiscal management component of the EHS/CC Partnership grant opportunity.

See the PowerPoint (in PDF format) that accompanied the webinar.

Listen to the recording of the webinar.

June 12 Webinar: Understanding the Review and Scoring Criteria of the Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership Application

State leaders participated in a June 12 webinar to hear the best thinking of Jeff Capizzano, President of the Policy Equity Group, LLC, and former Senior Policy Advisor at the Administration for Children and Families.  Cappizzano shared a detailed understanding of the requirements of the application and the role that states can play (whether as an applicant for supporting local applications) in assuring that these new resources will be aligned and integrated into a state's early learning and development system.

See the PowerPoint (in PDF format) that accompanied the webinar.

Listen to the recording of the webinar.

ACF Releases Details on EHS-CC Partnerships Opportunity

On June 6 the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced funding opportunity details for the $500 million Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants. The complete funding opportunity announcement is available here. The deadline for applications is August 20, 2014.

Making the Most of It!

Live Stream Event

We have video available on the BUILD Initiative YouTube channel from all of the Making the Most of It! meeting sessions that were live streamed. Visit us there to view each session.

babies of various races at playAn Opportunity for Innovation

Along with our partners the Alliance for Early Success, the Ounce of Prevention Fund, and ZERO TO THREE, BUILD hosted a meeting in Chicago on April 8th and 9th with BUILD state leaders, researchers, evaluators, funders and federal early childhood policymakers to share more about promising partnership models and the nuts and bolts of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships opportunity.

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has set aside $500 million for EHS-CC Partnerships. The grants will allow new or existing Early Head Start programs to partner with local child care centers and family child care providers serving infants and toddlers from low-income families. All agencies eligible to apply for Early Head Start funds can apply for partnership competition grants, including tribes and territories, community organizations, nonprofit or for-profit organizations, and state and local governments.

View Welcome and Overview here:  

 

Visit the BUILD Initiative YouTube channel for all of the videos from all of the sessions that were live streamed from the EHS-CC Partnerships Making the Most of It! meeting in Chicago on April 8 and 9, 2014.

Meeting Materials

General Resources

  1. Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Meeting Agenda
  2. Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Resource List
  3. Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Meeting Resource People
  4. Side-by-Side Comparison of Federal and State Requirements for Early Childhood Education Services
  5. High Poverty Census Tracts and Children
  6. ZERO TO THREE Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Fact Sheet
  7. ZERO TO THREE Early Head Start Fact Sheet
  8. Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Topical Team Time Technical Assistance Session Descriptions
  9. Two or More Generation Frameworks: A Look Across and Within

Session Resources

Tuesday, April 8
 
2:00 p.m.CT               
Welcome & Overview 
2:30 p.m. 

The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships Opportunity: Making the Most of It!
PowerPoint presentation (in PDF format) – Joan Lombardi, Senior Advisor, Buffett Early Childhood Fund & former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

3:15 p.m. 


Early Head Start and CCDF: Opportunities, Similarities and Differences in Two Federal Early Learning and Development Opportunities
PowerPoint presentation (in PDF format) – Panelists: Hannah Matthews, Director, Child Care and Early Education, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, former Director, Office of Head Start; Yasmina Vinci, Executive Director, National Head Start Association; Moderator: Sherri Killins

4:45 p.m. 

The Nuts and Bolts of the Application
PowerPoint presentation (in PDF format) – Jeff Capizzano, President, The Policy Equity Group
Resource:
EHS-CC Partnership Draft Application Criteria Tool 

5:30 p.m. 

Draw Your Ideal Partnership (activity for in-person attendees)
Resource: Meeting Activity 1 - Case Study to Draw Your Ideal Partnership

6:45 p.m.       

Dinner Plenary: Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Advice for Implementing Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
Resource: Challenges, Lessons Learned, and Advice for Implementing Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships


Wednesday, April 9 

8:30 a.m.CT  
Opening Session
 
9:00 a.m.

Concurrent Technical Assistance Sessions

CCDBG/CCDF Policies & Processes
Resource: Cost Drivers of High-Quality Early Childhood Learning and Development
Resource: Topical TA Time CCDBG CCDF Policies and Processes Policies for Modification 
Resource: Maximizing Resources in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, Role of Governance in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships
Resource: CLASP – What State Leaders Should Know About Early Head Start

Community Assessment
Resource: EHS-CC Partnerships Place and Very Young Children
Resource: Community Assessment Tool

Comprehensive Services
Resource: An Excerpt from Comprehensive Early Childhood System-Building – A Tool to Inform Discussions on Collaborative, Cross-Sector Planning

Continuum of Services

Layered Funding
Resource: Cost Drivers of High-Quality Early Childhood Learning and Development
Resource: Maximizing Resources in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships, Role of Governance in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

Practical Implementation of EHS-CC Partnerships

Practical Implementation of EHS-CC Partnerships

Practical Implementation of EHS-CC Partnerships: Family Child Care

Practical Implementation of EHS-CC Partnerships: Shared Services
Resource: A Potential Shared Services Approach to EHS-CC Partnerships

Professional Development Systems
Resource: NAEYC Pathway to Excellence Infographic

Shared/Joint Monitoring

State Entities as Applicants

12 p.m.
Plenary: Finance Innovation: Layer, Blend and Braid
PowerPoint Presentation (in PDF format) – Panelists: Anne Mitchell, Cofounder, Alliance for Early Childhood Finance; Janice Gruendel, Principal, Gruendel & Associates; Miriam Calderon, DC Team Member & former Early Learning Advisor, Domestic Policy Council; Moderator: Sherri Killins

Additional Resources

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