Early Childhood

Mark Greenberg

A Systematic Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

This week the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a multi-pronged approach to ending family homelessness.

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Opportunity for All

The foundations of opportunity begin at birth and grow rapidly during the early years of life.

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ACF Is Deepening Our Relationship with Tribes

Commissioner Sparks Robinson recently provided updates to the United South and Eastern Tribes who were in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss cross cutting issues on education, social services and economic development.

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President Obama delivering his State of the Union address.

State of the Union Spotlights Early Childhood Education

President Obama reminded us that research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.

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Federal Role for Early Childhood Education

President Obama supports expanding access to high quality early childhood education and believes it is among the smartest investments that we can make.

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Collaborating to Evaluate Home Visiting Programs for Infants and Mothers

Home visiting is one of four approaches used in the Strong Start initiative and CMS, ACF, and HRSA are joining forces to evaluate this approach.

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I Think About Those in the Cold

ACF works to ensure our most vulnerable population has access to high quality early learning experiences by partnering in the Work Group on Ending Family Homelessness and working on early childhood development with other agencies and departments.

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White Earth Nation Makes Great Progress in Building Stronger Early Childhood Systems

Tribal Early Learning Initiative has resulted in strong collaboration among Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care and Development Fund, and Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs.

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Economic Mobility and Early Childhood Education

We must make sure that the first step in the ladder of opportunity is strong and available to all of our youngest children.

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Supporting Those Who Teach Our Youngest Children

Office of Child Care works with T.E.A.C.H. to help child care professionals get degrees

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