Child Care

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The President’s Early Learning Initiative Takes the Next Steps

This is truly a historic time for early childhood education at the federal level.

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The Value of Our Early Education Workforce: On Worthy Wage Day 2014

Office of Child Care Director Shannon Rudisill reflects on how the President’s Early Learning Agenda would raise wages for the two million-person early childhood education.

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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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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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Birth to Five: Watch Me Thrive!

A Developmental and Behavioral Screening Initiative

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Rhode Island Partners with Institutions of Higher Education

By providing opportunities for higher education for its educators, the state ensures its children’s developmental and educational needs will be met.

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Planning an Effective Response for the Next Epidemic — with Children in Mind

ACF's Dallas Regional Office focuses on children and the early childhood development community during emergency planning conference.

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A Big Week for Tribal Early Childhood Programs

New and exciting opportunities for tribal communities to expand high-quality early learning and development launched this year.

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A Systematic Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

This week the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a multi-pronged approach to ending family homelessness.

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Opportunity for All

The foundations of opportunity begin at birth and grow rapidly during the early years of life.

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