HHS’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) today announced preliminary winners for its Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grants to improve the quality of existing child care programs and expand access to high-quality care for infants and toddlers. Thus far, 234 preliminarily selected grant applicants in 49 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands will receive over $435 million in funding to help offer care and services to ensure that infants and toddlers have access to Early Head Start services in their communities. ACF developed the grants to encourage collaboration between new or existing Early Head Start grantees and child care providers. They will serve children and families in a variety of settings, including family child care homes, child care centers and traditional Early Head Start centers in both rural and metropolitan areas across the country. For a list of the preliminary grantees, click here.