Early Childhood

President Barack Obama

Bridging the Word Gap

A big day at the White House for infants, toddlers and brain development.

Photo of an early education worker with a parent and toddler.

New Infant-Toddler Training and Technical Assistance Projects

Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start focus on improving quality.

Photo of a mom tending to a sick child in bed.

What Early Care and Education Providers and Families Should Know About Enterovirus D68

Infecting about 10 to 15 million Americans each year, enteroviruses are very common, especially during the summer and fall months.

Photo of educator teaching preschool children.

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Applications Under Review

Innovative models work together to serve young children in poverty.

Photo of a mother holding a child.

Parental Depression and Young Children

More than one in six adults with at least one child has experienced depression.

Teacher instructing children in a classroom.

Adaptations to a Social-Emotional Curriculum for Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Children and Families

Partnerships and collaborations between curriculum developers and stakeholders are key to serving Migrant and Seasonal Head Start children and families.

Head Start Cares logo

Testing Head Start Enhancements on a Large Scale

Impacts on preschoolers’ social and emotional skills

ACF’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Linda K. Smith and Regional Administrator for ACF Region II Joyce Thomas attended a groundbreaking ceremony of the new Long Beach Head Start Facility.

Rebuilding Head Start in Long Beach, NY: Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Long Beach community will get a new Head Start facility thanks to the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund.

Leslie A. Gresham, M.A., Early Childhood Educator meets with President Obama in Denver July 8, 2014.

Early Childhood Educator Meets President Obama in Denver

Conversation centered on the benefits of providing early childhood education and its impact down the road for our children and society.

Mark Greenberg

Breaking Down Silos: State and Local Efforts Now Have Toolkit to Improve Responsible Data Sharing

The ACF Confidentiality Toolkit will help state and local efforts understand how and when it is possible to share information about a family or individual, in ways consistent with confidentiality laws and requirements.

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