ERIC Number: ED439834
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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Early Head Start/Childcare Partnerships: Working Together To Increase Childcare Quality for Infants and Toddlers.
Buell, Martha J.; Hallam, Rena A.; Beck, Heidi L.
Using the same approach of family involvement and empowerment that has guided Head Start, Early Head Start offers its services to pregnant women and children, birth to age 3. One of the characteristics that differentiates Early Head Start from traditional Head Start is the mandate to offer full-day, full-year services to infants and toddlers. The way to meet this objective is by forging partnerships between Early Head Start and child care programs. The paper describes Northern Delaware Early Head Start's (NDEHS's) child care partnership model, covering issues such as: building on existing strength; getting started/program assessment; child and family specialists; working with child care providers; meeting family needs; obstacles; and capacity building. The paper concludes by asserting that because the resources of Head Start are limited, innovative ways of partnering with child care programs, such as the itinerant model described, are essential. (EV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware