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WHAT ARE CHILD CARE PARTNERSHIPS 

Are you a child care provider who would like to partner with Early Head Start to expand high quality learning for infants and toddlers?

Through a competitive grant opportunity, Ozarks-area Early Head Start programs can partner with either regulated center-based or family child care providers who agree to meet the Head Start Program performance standards.

Child care partners may either be employed by a local EHS center or serve as independent child care operators on a contract basis.

What Are the Benefits of Partnering with Early Head Start?

  • CDA training and certification as well as in-service trainings at no-cost
  • Recruitment and enrollments completed by an EHS Family Advocate
  • Support network of EHS staff including an Area Supervisor, Education Specialist, Early Intervention Specialist, Family and Community Partnership Specialist, Nurse, Mental Health Counselors, and others
  • Opportunities to network with other EHS Partners and Centers
  • Funds for program improvement, including a yearly consumable budget and monthly classroom budget if In-Kind goals are met.

Examples of In-Kind goals: Donated materials for use in the classroom, or volunteer time from families and community members.

BECOME A PARTNER

How Can You Become an EHS-CCP Partner?

You can learn more about EHS-CCP partnerships from the following sources

VOLUNTEER TODAY

Find out how you can help with early child care and education in your community!

DONATE TODAY

Invest in early child care and development with a gift to a child care partner in your area!