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40th Anniversary of the EITC: A Call for Innovative Outreach

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Earned Income Tax Credit Act, however 20 percent of Americans remain unaware that they qualify for the credit.

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Exploratory Impact Findings of Social-Emotional Enhancements on Three-Year-Olds

Three-year-olds in Head Start have increased from 24 percent in 1980 to 40 percent in 2013.

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Chad’s #GetCovered Story: Insuring Fitness and Confidence

February 15 is the deadline to enroll in a plan for 2015.

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Expanding Access to High Quality Child Care for Low-Income Families

A safe, nurturing environment that enriches children’s development is critical to working families and is one of the best investments we can make.

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2015 Brings New Federal Action to Prevent Child Trafficking

ACF will work even closer with states and child welfare systems to protect children who are vulnerable to human trafficking.

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Following Her Heart

Randee Logan gives a foster child a 'forever family.'

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Leading the Way in Community Partnerships

From the very start, Head Start was envisioned as a community effort.

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Head Start: Leading the Way for 50 Years

Head Start provides the most vulnerable preschool children and their families with comprehensive services to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and mental health needs.

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Healthy Fathers, Healthy Families: Improving Father and Child Health and the Affordable Care Act

On Jan. 24, Fatherhood Buzz barbershops will host fathers and families for a day of activities to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors.

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