The Family Room Blog

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INQUIRE Data Toolkit: A Roadmap for Collecting Data to Improve Early Care and Education Systems

New toolkit supports state and local efforts to build strong data infrastructure for initiatives designed to measure, monitor and promote high-quality early care and education.

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Child Care spelled out in children's blocks.

Lessons Learned from the State Advisory Councils’ Needs Assessments

States conducted a statewide review on the quality and availability of child care in their communities.

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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Children at risk for food insecurity can get a free meal during the summer.

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Photo of Marc with his older brother and new father.

Marc's Story

Bouncing from foster home to foster home since the age of three, all Marc ever longed for was to be with his older brother Matthew and have a family of his own. At age seven his dream came true.

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President Obama enters the East Room of the White House with Christian Champagne at the start of the "My Brother's Keeper," event on Feb. 27. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

My Brother’s Keeper: One Motivation, Two Perspectives

President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum establishing My Brother's Keeper Task Force to unlock the full the potential of boys and men of color.

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Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking gets Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Journey from Victim to Survivor Central Message of Annual President’s Interagency Task Force Meeting

HHS to increase funding for services to foreign national victims of human trafficking and release grants with new funds for domestic victims.

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Photo of Deb Soly and Jill Poirier and their children sitting in a park.

The Soly-Poirier Family

Most parents have nine months to prepare for the arrival of a new child into their families. Deb Soly and Jill Poirier had 12 hours.

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A colorful mosaic that shows a family with the words Making Meaningful Connections.

Avoid being FROZEN out!

The 19th National Conference on Child Abuse & Neglect - Making Meaningful Connections

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Affordable Care Act enrollment photo featuring Cassandra “Cassy” Stauffer.

We Got Them Covered!

More than seven million Americans enrolled in healthcare by the March 31 deadline. Meet Cassandra and Miatta – two women who are proof that the Affordable Care Act works!

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A mother feeding her infant.

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Must Start Early

Quality early care and education programs can positively affect later health outcomes.

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