Early Childhood

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.

President Obama visits an early education classroom in Georgia.

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.

A mom holding a baby up.

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.

Photo of a child bundled in a jacket who is walking outside in the snow.

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.

Photo of a 3-year-old girl playing with building blocks.

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.

Photo of a teacher instructing a girl in a preschool classroom.

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

An image of a child's drawing of a turkey using a hand print.

Family Health History

This Thanksgiving take time spent with family to learn about your family health history.

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.

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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