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ERIC Number: ED544228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Nebraska: Early Head Start Initiative
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
Since 1999, Nebraska's Early Head Start Infant/Toddler Quality Initiative has supported Early Head Start (EHS) and community child care partnerships to improve the quality and professionalism of infant and toddler care. EHS programs apply to receive funding to establish partnerships with center-based or home-based child care.The initiative has three options of intensity, with the most intense option requiring EHS programs to enter into agreements with local child care centers and family child care homes. In this option, grantees have 52 agreements with local child care centers and family child care homes. Additional child care programs participate at the other two less intense options of involvement. Through these partnerships, federal EHS grantees provide professional development opportunities to home-based and center-based partners; assist in training and mentoring for their child care partners; and observe and report on the best outcomes and challenges for child care partners who participate in the initiative, as well as measures of quality within the partners' child care environments. Nebraska's approach to building on EHS includes supporting partnerships between EHS and center-based and family child care providers to improve the quality of care. (Additional information is provided.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale