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This guide was developed as part of the Child Care Partnership Project, a multi-year technical assistance effort. The Partnership Project provides a series of technical assistance resources and materials to support the development and strengthening of public-private partnerships to improve the quality and supply of child care. The guide is designed to provide practical information on creating and maintaining public-private child care partnerships, and draws from the experiences and wisdom of successful partnership leaders at the national, state, and local levels. The guide begins with a definition of public-private partnerships, followed by a summary of why they are created and what public-private partnerships can do. The guide then presents a set of principles and strategies for establishing and maintaining successful partnerships based on lessons from successful national, state, and local models. The guide asserts that successful partnerships: (1) have clear goals; (2) aim to achieve positive results and regularly measure their progress; (3) involve families and include them when developing programs and services; (4) are broad-based and include key stakeholders from the beginning; (5) involve powerful champions and make their initiatives visible to the public; (6) establish clear governance structures that define partner roles and responsibilities; (7) set and adhere to a set of ground rules that guide the partnership in its work; (8) are flexible, adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, and adapt to changing conditions and resources; (9) enable all partners to benefit by drawing on their strengths and contributions; and (10) work to maintain momentum and to sustain their work over time. (EV)

Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Resource Materials

National Child Care Information Center, 301 Maple Avenue West, Suite 602, Vienna, VA 22180; Tel: 800-616-2242 (Toll Free); Web site: http://nccic.org/ccpartnerships

Author: Finance Project, Washington, DC.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8786&id=ED432399

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