Child Care

OCC Director Shannon Rudisill and Tenderheart ChildCare and Preschool Founder Angie Hogan

Child Care Centers Increase Physical Activity and Good Nutrition Practices

Read how Oregon child care provider Tenderheart Childcare and Preschool has the set the standard across the state by incorporating more physical activity and better nutrition practices for children in care.

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Head Start Mother Jackie Godinez holds her son Jeremy (pictured on the left) and Ashley (pictured on the right).

Children Get a Head Start on Health

Head Start provides low-income children access to quality education and good health practices.

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Young children walking to school with backpacks and lunches.

ACF Prepares Next Generation of Elementary Students

ACF releases interactive map and fact sheets showing resources, grantees and staff dedicated to school readiness in each state

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The words "Child Care" spelled out in children's letter blocks

Celebrating Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Today we celebrate child care provider appreciation day. It’s a day when everyone   in the early childhood field takes time out to recognize the important work of early care professionals.

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Photo of a toddler flexing his "muscles"

Let’s Move! Child Care

Child care providers across the country have adopted Let’s Move! Child Care recommendations by getting their children up and moving and off to a healthy start.  States and territories have also embraced the state challenge. They are competing to have the greatest percentage of their providers registered for the effort.

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