Grant Resources

Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Grant Statewide support 2016

Mathematica Policy Research has conducted a descriptive study of EHS-CCPs for the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation in the Office of Administration for Children and Families. The study involved 220 of 250 grantees and 1,892 child care partners. 386 of 470 (82%) randomly selected partners completed a web-based survey about their experience.

The full report will be out later this year, but early findings are available in this PowerPoint PDF.

View the Benefits of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships: Quality Early Learning for Infants, Toddlers, and Families video:


California Code of Education / Title 5

Regulations are program requirements formally adopted by state agencies, which are also reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with the Secretary of State.

Desired Results Developmental Profile
The California Department of Education (CDE) Early Education and Support Division (EESD) Results (DR) system is designed to improve the quality of programs and services provided to all children, birth through 12 years of age, who are enrolled in early care and education programs and before-and after-school programs, and their families. Desired Results are defined as conditions of well-being for children and families. Each Desired Result defines an overall outcome. The DR system was developed based on six Desired Results – four for children and two for their families.

Family Child Care at Its Best
The Center in Excellence in Child Development recognizes that licensed family childcare providers are a major source of support for working families. The Family Child Care and Its Best program delivers high-quality, university-based education to licensed providers.

First 5
This link provides significant information about First 5 California with detailed Evaluation Reports, Data Sources and Program Information and Resources.

First 5 IMPACT Lead Agencies and Contacts

Infant Toddler Development Foundations
The California Infant/Toddler Learning and Development Foundations represents part of California Department of Education’s (CDE’s) comprehensive effort to strengthen young children’s learning and development through high-quality early care and education.

Infant toddler enrollments in CCTR, CFCC, CMIG contract types by provider, county, zip code and agency as of October 2015
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Local Control Funding Formula
The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) overview provides information about funding and provisions of accountability. It also provides information on resources linked to both LCFF and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

Local Planning Councils
The Local Planning Council link provides contact information and the primary mission of the LPCs are to both serve as a forum to address the needs of child care in the community and plan for child care needs in the community.

Office of Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
To find local Head Start programs, there is a locator link on the ECLKC, click on ‘Find a Head Start Program’. This allows individuals to locate Head Start programs in your area.

Preschool Instructional Network English Learners Support
The California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) provides consistent and high-quality professional development, technical assistance, and support to California’s preschool program administrators and teachers. Network activities improve the quality of preschool programs for all children, including children with disabilities and those who are learning English, to further the Department’s mission of closing the achievement gap and promoting school readiness.

Programs for Infant Toddler Caregivers (PITC)
CDE’s training system for professionals who work with infants and toddlers (birth to age three). Provided by WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies, PITC seeks to ensure that America's infants get a safe, healthy, emotionally secure and enriching start in life.

Resource and Referral Agencies
Resource and Referral agencies and programs (R&Rs)funded by the California Department of Education, Early Education and Support Division, are located in every county in the state. They help families find child care that best meets their needs, recruit and train child care providers, and collect data from parents and child care providers. R&Rs provide a variety of services to parents seeking care, to providers seeking professional development and incentives for remaining in the profession, and to communities seeking support for their youngest residents.


In 2014 a joint effort transpired between the California Department of Education/Early Education and Support Division (EESD), California Head Start State Collaboration Office (CHSSCO), California Head Start Association (CHSA), First 5 California, Lucile Packard Foundation and Glen Price Group to provide statewide support to the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) grant application process for California.  The collaborative provided resources for the field to use, including links to California’s  resources for early care and education, data for applicants to use and webinars to the field regarding the application process.

Mission Statement

The California Head Start Association is the unified voice providing leadership and advocacy for the Head Start community.

Vision Statement

The California Head Start Association will be an important strategic partner representing Head Start interests in California and the nation.