Site Visit Report: Los Angeles Child Welfare-Early Education Partners Infrastructure Project
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Using a 17-month Children's Bureau (CB) grant, the South County Regional Office of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and Long Beach Unified School District Head Start programs are working to increase referrals to and enrollment in quality early childhood education services for children involved with child welfare. The grant is part of CB's Child Welfare Education/Early Education Partnership to Expand Protective Factors for Child Welfare Involvement cluster. The project is focusing on expanding early childhood education enrollment in Long Beach through a partnership involving Long Beach Unified School District-Head Start/Early Head Start (LBUSD-HS/EHS) programs, DCFS South County Regional Office, and the Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
child welfare services; child welfare agencies; early childhood education; interagency collaboration; Head Start; referral; partnerships; prevention programs; California