Education

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Stability in Early Childhood Development: The Role of Child Care

Office of Child Care has issued policy guidance encouraging CCDF administrators to adopt policies that promote continuity.

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Children Experiencing Homelessness Benefit from Targeted Interventions

High quality early care and learning programs can help homeless children develop the skills they need to be resilient in the face of the adversity.

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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.

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Making Sure LGBTQ Youth Know They Are Welcome

“Brave Space” poster was designed to be colorful, engaging, and easy to understand.

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Celebrate Summer Learning Day on June 20: Create a Plan to Strengthen Summer Opportunities for All

Recent studies show that summer learning can lead to gains in school lasting up to two years.

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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.

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Etan Thomas: Providing Kids Positive Messages

NBA veteran, published poet, noted book author and blog writer Etan Thomas has been asked to be part of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

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ACF Addresses Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress

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

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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.

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You Can Stop the Bullying of LGBT Youth

Parents, schools, and communities can play an important role in creating environments where all youth can feel physically and emotionally safe.

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