Child Care

Three sets of hands holding a house.

Expanding ECE Services for Homeless Children

More than 1.6 million children in the United States live on the streets or in homeless shelters. The Administration for Children and Families is providing resources for ways to look at how Head Start and child care providers can increase early care and education services for children who are homeless.

Choctaw Nation opens its child care center in Durant, Okla. Several community leaders pose for a ribbon cutting in front of the new facility.

Native American Tribes receive grants to improve early childhood program coordination

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Confederate Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Pueblo San Felipe and White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians will participate in the Tribal Early Learning Initiative

Red Cross nurses at the Nassau Community College shelter explain to Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon and Michelle Davis, Region II Health Administrator, the care needs of families.

Serving Families After the Storm

ACF leadership visits New York and New Jersey to survey affected programs and meets with local officials who are ready to rebuild.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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