Early Childhood

Look Before You Lock

Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock.

On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle.

President Barack Obama hugs students during a visit to Decatur, Ga., on Feb. 14, 2013. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Bridging the Word Gap, One Baby at a Time

President pledges his partnership in making sure every single child has access to adequate support, equal opportunity, and a fair shot to fulfill his or her dreams.

Photo of two boys sitting at a table.

Summer Learning Matters: A New Mexico Child Care Program Takes Children to New Places

The Child Care and Development Fund program helps fund afterschool and summer learning for over 650,000 children each month.

Mark Greenberg

ACF Addresses Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress

ACF is using research on early adversity to inform the approaches taken in our programs.

Children's blocks of the letters A, B and C.

Oregon’s Early Learning Council Works Closely with its Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant

Early Childhood Development staff member reflects on the great working being accomplished in Oregon.

Young toddler being held as he walks on grass.

Let’s Move Child Care Celebrates Third Anniversary!

Let’s Move! Child Care is a voluntary initiative to empower early care and education to instill healthy choices from the start.

Photo of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the America Indian.

The Way Forward: ACF Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives

Recent meeting highlighted research, performance measurement and evaluation activities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Photo of an adult holding a child's hand.

OCC reflects on Provider Appreciation Day 2014

Expressing our gratitude for our early care and education workforce and the impact they have on our families.

Photo of President Barack Obama talking to a little girl playing with blocks in an early learning center.

The President’s Early Learning Initiative Takes the Next Steps

This is truly a historic time for early childhood education at the federal level.

Photo of a teacher instructing preschool children.

The Value of Our Early Education Workforce: On Worthy Wage Day 2014

Office of Child Care Director Shannon Rudisill reflects on how the President’s Early Learning Agenda would raise wages for the two million-person early childhood education.

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