Child Care

President Obama delivering his State of the Union address.

State of the Union Spotlights Early Childhood Education

President Obama reminded us that research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.

President Obama visits an early education classroom in Georgia.

Federal Role for Early Childhood Education

President Obama supports expanding access to high quality early childhood education and believes it is among the smartest investments that we can make.

A mom holding a baby up.

Collaborating to Evaluate Home Visiting Programs for Infants and Mothers

Home visiting is one of four approaches used in the Strong Start initiative and CMS, ACF, and HRSA are joining forces to evaluate this approach.

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White Earth Nation Makes Great Progress in Building Stronger Early Childhood Systems

Tribal Early Learning Initiative has resulted in strong collaboration among Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care and Development Fund, and Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs.

Photo of a 3-year-old girl playing with building blocks.

Economic Mobility and Early Childhood Education

We must make sure that the first step in the ladder of opportunity is strong and available to all of our youngest children.

Photo of a teacher instructing a girl in a preschool classroom.

Supporting Those Who Teach Our Youngest Children

Office of Child Care works with T.E.A.C.H. to help child care professionals get degrees

Naomi Goldstein

New Information on the Early Care and Education Workforce

New brief presents data from the first-ever nationally representative survey of early care and education workers.

Photo of a teacher instructing preschool children.

States Advisory Councils’ Plans for Sustaining

Early childhood advisory groups across the nation work on continuing mission without federal funds

Photo of a young girl sitting at a desk.

Lights Turn Back On In Government, Stay On In Afterschool Programs

More than 8,000 Lights on Afterschool events highlight the importance of high quality programs for school-age children.

Photo of Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner JooYeun Chang.

Innovation in Child Welfare Continues with 8 New Title IV-E Waiver Demonstrations

New York, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Rhode Island given flexibility with foster care funds to spur innovation.

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