Child Care

Photo of President Obama with young girl in a classroom.

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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Tribal Home Visiting Grantees Submit Benchmarks Data for the First Time

New information being collected will provide quantifiable data on improvements of eligible families participating in the program.

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Sharing Lessons Learned from the Current Knowledge of Early Care and Education Partnerships

Check out the findings from a literature review of 78 studies on the characteristics of ECE partnerships.

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Flu Vaccination: Keeping Your Child Healthier in Disasters and Every Day

20,000 children under the age of 5 in the United States are hospitalized annually with flu-related complications.

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What We Learned from Our Comprehensive Look at Center-Based ECE Programs

New report from the National Survey of Early Care and Education offers the first portrait of early childhood programs in more than 20 years.

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Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years: Action on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings

Recent data indicate expulsions and suspensions occur at high rates in preschool settings — even higher rates than in K12 school settings.

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New Resource: The Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Shelters

Tool is designed to help shelters create environments that are safe and developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Summit on Early Education on Dec. 10.

Big Day for Early Childhood Education at the White House

More than $1 billion in new federal and private sector investments in early childhood education announced at White House Summit on Early Childhood Education.

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New Measures Developed to Assess Quality of Family and Provider/Teacher Relationships

Research indicates the relationship between the early child care provider/teacher and the parent can contribute to a child’s school readiness.

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The New Face of Homelessness

November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.

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