Supporting Parents through Head Start-Child Care Center Partnerships

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Published in the International Journal of Economic Development, this article shares results from a study that indicated that partnerships between child care centers and Head Start can meet the increased child care needs of low-income parents resulting from welfare reform and improve children’s school readiness by providing full-day, full-year, and high quality child care services. The authors found that these Head Start-child care center partnership services help low-income families become self-sufficient, a goal that cannot be achieved through child care subsidies alone. Not only do low-income working parents benefit, but communities and the wider economy as well.



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28 pp.
Head Start and child care partnerships to improve quality