Early Childhood

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Tribal Home Visiting Program Highlighted at Congressional Briefing

Evidence-based home visiting resonates with indigenous values about the importance of community.

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ACF Releases 2015-2016 Strategic Plan

Document reflects ACF’s shared vision and commitment to priority work for the coming year.

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A Student from the First Class of Head Start Remembers

Head Start children in Appalachia got an opportunity to experience a different world

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CDC’s Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

Using positive parenting to promote safe, stable and nurturing relationships

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A Portrait of 2-Year-Olds in Early Head Start, Their Families and the Programs Serving Them

New Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey report shares findings on the children and families enrolled and program services.

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Early Childhood and HUD Working Together to End Family Homelessness

Government data shows that 50 percent of all homeless children are 5 years or younger. 

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Head Start Relies on Community Partners

Check out our video blog on strong community partnerships in Head Start.

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New ACF Native Language Initiative Proposal

The Community Native Language Coordination Initiative will enable Native American communities to create a cradle to career native language education system.

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How Head Start Grantees Set and Use School Readiness Goals

The report includes challenges that grantees face, along with suggestions and implications for policy, technical assistance, practice and research.

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Head Start Volunteers Make a Difference

In the 2013-14 program year, Head Start received 367,000 volunteers who were not Head Start parents.

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