​Research shows that children who participate in Early Head Start are postively affected in the areas of health, language and social emotional development. Participation in EHS also positively affects parenting behaviors such as increased support for their children's emotional and literacy development and family self-sufficiency.​​
​What is the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Program?​
The Cleveland County Partnership for Children Inc. Was awarded a five year grant and administers the Cleveland County Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership Program. Early Head Start services are provided at no cost to families of children age birth to three (birth to 36 months). The program provides year round services based on the four components of Early Head Start: family development, child development, staff development and community building. Early Head Start services are provided in Cleveland County in four and five start rated child care centers.​​​​
​What can the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Program offer?
  • ​​​​​​Up to 10 hours per day of early childhood care and education for your child in high quality classrooms located in selected child care centers in Cleveland County
  • ​Full year (48 weeks) of early childhood care and education for your child in the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership classrooms
  • ​Comprehensive health, dental, and nutrition care and education for your child
  • ​Parent meetings that are designed to support you in your role as your child's most important relationship
  • ​Family support to assist you in your own efforts to improve your familes quality of life
  • ​Service coordination such as early intervention for infants and toddlers
  • ​Once enrolled, your child is eligible for the program until their third birthday
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For more information concerning this program, please contact Johanna Gillespie, Early Head Start Director, at 704.730.7631. You may also contact him by e-mail at johanna.gillespie@ccpartnershipforchildren.com.​