Child Care

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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.

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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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Why Obesity Matters

September is National Childhood Obesity Month.

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Share Your Opinions On Child Care and Development Fund's Proposed Rule

Comment period for CCDF's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been extended until Aug. 23.

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Early Education Leaders Sec. Arne Duncan, Linda K. Smith, Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, Shannon Rudisill and George Sheldon meet before a conference.

A Week to Remember for Early Childhood Development

A look at the work being done across the country to improve early childhood education and development.

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Tackling Native American Child Nutrition

ACF programs are joining the fight for healthy and food secure American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

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A Look Ahead for the Early Childhood State Advisory Councils

How State Advisory Councils are improving Early Childhood Programs nationwide

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Boston Celebrates Healthy Food and Physical Activity in Child Care

Boston is recognizing family child care providers and centers for achieving the goals of Let’s Move! Child Care – promoting healthier food, nutritious drinks, increased physical activity, less screen time, and infant feeding.

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Acting Assistant Secretary Welcomes Tribal Leaders for ACF Consultation

ACF headquarters joined by Regional offices in a first-ever combined face-to-face and virtual Tribal Consultation.

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President Barack Obama hugs students during a visit to Decatur, Ga., on Feb. 14, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Keeping Children Safe and Helping Families Find Quality Child Care

HHS proposes new child care regulations that will better ensure children’s health and safety in child care and promote school readiness.

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