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May 6, 2014
Webinar on Building an Early Head Start Child Care Partnership with Family Child Care Providers
The Early Childhood Advisory Council and the Head Start Collaboration Project are sponsoring a second webinar to support potential applicants for the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership funding opportunity. This second webinar will focus on how to develop successful partnerships with family child care providers.
The webinar will feature representatives of two successful New York Early Head Start programs that are providing Early Head Start services in partnership with family child providers in their community. They will provide information on the partnership model with family child care providers and the strategies they have developed to address challenges.
New York Webinar #2 Early Head Start
Child Care Partnership Planning
The Early Head Start Family Child Care Partnership
Model in Action
Wednesday, May 14, 2:00-3:30 pm
Register for this webinar by clicking here.
Additional information on the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships can be found:
- Recording of Webinar 1: Using Data to Show NEED in Your Community. Click here.
- ECAC webpage with links & documents pertaining to the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships. Click here.
Additional Information released on the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Opportunity
Today the federal government posted additional information on the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program.
The funding announcements for the Early Head Start Child Care Partnership grants are expected to be released on May 20, 2014 with applications due August 8, 2014. It is expected that awards will be announced on November 30, 2014 with an expected start date of December 1, 2014.
The expected number of awards (nationally) is:
- Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships (300)
- American Indian/Alaska Native Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants (20)
- Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants (20)
The funding forecasts for each type of grant can be found below:
AIAN EHS-CC Partnerships
Migrant and Seasonal EHS-CC Partnerships
Federal Government Releases Information on Preschool Development Grants
The federal government recently released information for public comment Preschool Development Grants. Under this program two types of grants are proposed:
Development Grants - for states that have not won an Early Learning Challenge grant and have a small or no state funded preschool program.
Expansion Grants - for states who have won an Early Learning Challenge grant and have a large state funded preschool program. New York is eligible for $25 million under this award category.
For more information on this program, click here.