Education

Teens in front of a rainbow flag.

Making Sure LGBTQ Youth Know They Are Welcome

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

Children reading a book outside.

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.

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.

Photo of Etan Thomas.

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.

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.

Photo of two girls gossiping behind a girl who is unhappy.

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.

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.

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