Early Childhood

Photo of a child care worker teaching a young boy and girl in preschool.

A Look Ahead for the Early Childhood State Advisory Councils

How State Advisory Councils are improving Early Childhood Programs nationwide

A close up of two young girls on a school bus.

What Does One Million Look Like? It Is A Lot

How homelessness is affecting our youngest children

Photo of young AnnMarie Lanesey (left) with her friend attending Head Start.

Head Start Provided Boost I Needed to Become Tech Entrepreneur

Software development firm owner credits Head Start for putting her on a path to success.

Photo of a baby's face laying in a crib.

Partnering with LGBT families in Early Head Start and Head Start

Providers and federal staff are working to make Early Head Start and Head Start Centers more welcoming to LGBT families.

Sesame Street Characters Murray and Alex will talk about their family in jail.

Improving the Future for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Obama Administration creates toolkit to help child welfare agencies, federal prisons and residential reentry centers keep incarcerated parents connected to children

Photo of children playing.

Autism Awareness and Acceptance

Supporting Children with ASD in Reaching Their Potential in Inclusive Environments

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

Keeping Children Safe and Helping Families Find Quality Child Care

HHS proposes new child care regulations that will better ensure children’s health and safety in child care and promote school readiness.

Photo by Jeff Martin, National Women’s Law Center: Cecilia Muñoz, White House Domestic Policy Council Director, welcomes guests.

Meeting with Mothers and Advocates for Our Children

This week, a coalition came to the White House to deliver 30,000 letters and art work thanking the President for his proposal to make high-quality preschool available for all children.

Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon meets with San Antonio, Texas, Head Start students. Photo by Erik Gomez

Report on Dual Language Learners in Head Start and Early Head Start Delivered to Congress

More than a quarter of children enrolled in Head Start and Early Head Start are from homes where their parents speak to them primarily in a language other than English – usually Spanish.

Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon participates in a science lesson with 4-year-old students at Tynan.

An Old School Gets a New Purpose

San Antonio citizens are revitalizing struggling communities and investing public dollars into early education.

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