- June 2011
- Vol. 12, No. 5
Early Childhood-Child Welfare Partnership
Noting the importance of providing consistent, high quality care to infants and young children at risk for or involved with child welfare, the Administration for Children and Families has released a new tip sheet on federally supported resources for that population. The Tip Sheet for Early Childhood-Child Welfare Partnership: Policies and Programs That Promote Educational Access, Stability, and Success for Vulnerable Children and Families describes Federal policies, programs, opportunities, and resources that can strengthen collaboration between child welfare and early childhood programs.
The tip sheet describes existing policies and programs, such as Head Start and title IV-E programs, and notes the crossover between early childhood and child welfare requirements. The Opportunities section includes information on the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act, home visiting programs, and State Advisory Councils, while the Resources section includes links to Information Memoranda and legislation.
The tip sheet is available on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website:
- ACF-IM-HS-10-04: Head Start and Child Welfare Partnerships: Partnering With Families Involved in the Child Welfare System. http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ohs/policy/im2010/acfimhs_10_04.html
- ACYF-CB-IM-11-01: Child Welfare and Head Start Partnerships: Partnering With Families Involved in Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.