In January of 2014, Congress appropriated $500,000,000 to expand the number and quality of early learning slots for infants and toddlers through Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP) grants or new Early Head Start grants. The EHS-CCP is a new competitive grant opportunity to support the partnering of Early Head Start programs with child care providers. Under EHS-CCP, new or existing Early Head Start grantees will partner with regulated center-based or family child care providers who agree to meet the Head Start Program Performance Standards. The resulting partnerships will allow programs to leverage their funds to provide more high quality early learning slots in their community.
All EHS-CCP grantees must follow Early Head Start Program Performance Standards. Applicants who propose a partnership with local child care providers and demonstrate strong alignment with other Federally, State, or locally funded early childhood programs, such as Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), will receive strong competitive priority.
Source: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center