The Administration for Children & Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services. ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.Learn more about ACF
A random assignment study in Cook County, Illinois found that providing child care subsidies to families who otherwise would have too much income to be eligible increased the stability of the care, improved parental satisfaction with care, reduced job related problems due to child care, and changed the out-of-pocket costs of care.
HHS proposes new child care regulations that will better ensure children’s health and safety in child care and promote school readiness.
The Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Directory of Program Services provides an overview of the agency’s programs and services designed to enhance present opportunities and future prospects for children, families and communities across America.