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ERIC Number: ED499400
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Child Support, Child Care and Head Start Collaboration: Innovations & Ideas
Child Care Bureau
This monograph highlights and compares approaches of six demonstration grant projects designed to promote collaboration between state Child Support Enforcement, Child Care, and Head Start programs. These demonstration grant projects were awarded to Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, and Missouri. These three-year projects were designed primarily to promote access to Child Support services through local Child Care and Head Start programs, and to foster a broader and more positive understanding of Child Support and parenting issues by the staff and clients of these three programs. The monograph aims to share the stories and innovative thinking behind these projects with other states seeking to build stronger ties among their state and local Child Support, Child Care, and Head Start programs. It poses questions to consider in structuring and implementing such collaboration and suggests answers gleaned from the work of these six projects. Using each grant project's final report, this monograph extrapolates some of the most intriguing "Innovations and Ideas" and provides both practical and inspiring advice. A thumbnail sketch of each project follows, with more detailed overviews in the Appendix. The "how to" details for each project may be found in the reports themselves, which are available through the listed state contact. [The Center for the Support of Families prepared this report.]
Child Care Bureau. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW, 5th Floor East, Washington, DC 20447. Tel: 202-690-6782; Fax: 202-690-5600;
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Support Enforcement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; Connecticut; Illinois; Maryland; Minnesota; Missouri