Congratulations to All of the Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership Awardees!

Today the US Department of Health and Human Services announced the preliminary selected grantees of the Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership grants.  The goal of this program is to improve access to high-quality care for toddlers and infants.

49 states will receive 435 million dollars to take part in this endeavor.  There is a list of organizations categorized by state so you can see who/what is a preliminary grantee.  It was an involved application process so if you are a part of a community that one of these organizations is in, be sure to extend a high-five, even if it is virtual!  

Also, ask if there is any way for you to participate in the program that the organization is going to implement in your community.  They may be looking for child care sites or additional consultants for their new programs.

Learn more about the Awardees

Learn more about the Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership initiative



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Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building