Early Childhood

Toddler playing with blocks in a day care setting.

Historic Opportunity for Early Childhood Education

Less than five percent of children eligible for Early Head Start are served. New legislation proposed today would triple the number of children receiving these services.

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Naomi Goldstein

New Information on the Early Care and Education Workforce

New brief presents data from the first-ever nationally representative survey of early care and education workers.

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Damaged homes in seaside town, Mantoloking, NJ. Photo Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Hurricane Sandy: Thinking of our Families, Children and Child Care Providers

ACF continues to help rebuild communities affected by the storm.

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States Advisory Councils’ Plans for Sustaining

Early childhood advisory groups across the nation work on continuing mission without federal funds

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Moore, Okla., residents visit their property as volunteers clean up the debris. The area was struck by a F5 tornado on May 20, 2013. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Helping Families and Providers Prepare for Emergencies

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.

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Toddler eating an apple.

Why Obesity Matters

September is National Childhood Obesity Month.

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A photo of a young girl holding a stethoscope playing doctor.

New Affordable Care Act Webpage for Early Childhood

Learn more about how the ACA will effect early childhood programs

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reads a storybook to children in an early education classroom.

The Numbers Are In: Sequestration Cuts 57,000 Kids from Head Start

Those 57,000 include more than 51,000 fewer children in Head Start (ages 3-5) and nearly 6,000 fewer children, families and pregnant women in Early Head Start (ages 0-3) in the current program year due to sequestration.

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Share Your Opinions On Child Care and Development Fund's Proposed Rule

Comment period for CCDF's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been extended until Aug. 23.

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Early Education Leaders Sec. Arne Duncan, Linda K. Smith, Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, Shannon Rudisill and George Sheldon meet before a conference.

A Week to Remember for Early Childhood Development

A look at the work being done across the country to improve early childhood education and development.

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