Philanthropy’s Opportunity to Leverage Head Start to Improve Child Well-Being

The Office of Head Start has announced that there will be competitions for Head Start funding in communities around the country this fall. With $950 million being competed nationally, this the largest effort to improve Head Start services in the history of the program.

There are many ways that philanthropy can partner with Head Start, but competitions for new grantees are one pivotal time for public-private partnerships.  Philanthropy can convene community partners and stakeholders, ensure that local service providers are supported to submit high-quality applications, and partner for smooth start up and transitions for families a new organization is selected to provide Head Start services.

On October 5, 2019, ECFC hosted a webinar to consider how funders can use this opportunity to work with partners to create high-quality Early Head Start and Head Start models that are integrated into communities’ plans for a coordinated birth to five system.

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