Early Learning Partnerships

Early learning partnerships are formal collaborations between local education agencies (LEAs) such as school districts or open-enrollment charters, and private early learning centers (ELCs) or Head Start centers. The resulting partnership allows them to dual enroll children and provide prekindergarten and/or additional comprehensive, wrap-around services. Click on a button below or view the overview video.

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Partnership Guidebook

TEA has developed the Early Learning Partnership Guidebook to assist LEAs and ELCs in building successful partnerships.



Partnerships benefit a wide range of stakeholders including, families and children, LEAs, ELCs, and the Early Childhood community.



Partnership models are individualized to meet the unique needs and resources of each partner. Informal and formal partnership models can be implemented.

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Partners can blend multiple funding sources to provide services to children and families.

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Getting Started

Identifying and making positive connections with potential partners is essential for a successful partnership.


Developing a Partnership Agreement/MOU

Getting all stakeholders on the same page is critical for a successful partnership.









Partnership Overview Video


Where can I learn more information?


If you would like to learn more about early learning partnerships, please contact Rachel Robinson at rachel.robinson@tea.texas.gov.