Education

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What Factors May Lead Families to Leave Head Start Programs Early?

Recent brief uses data collected by Early Head Start and Head Start to explore factors that may be associated with children who leave programs before their eligibility ends.

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New Measures Developed to Assess Quality of Family and Provider/Teacher Relationships

Research indicates the relationship between the early child care provider/teacher and the parent can contribute to a child’s school readiness.

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National Survey Explores the Perceptions of Search Process for Child Care

National Survey of Early Care and Education Household Survey suggests parents’ perceptions and search process for non-parental care vary by household income, child’s age and household race/ethnicity.

A student at Lakota Woglaka Wounspe, an immersion school supported by Oglala Lakota College and current ANA grantee.

Building Children’s Protective Factors : The Extra Effect of Language Programs

Positive cultural identity and confidence go hand in hand with language gains.

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Trends in Healthcare Workforce and Employment

Implications for training and support programs.

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Head Start Champion Retires After 42 Years of Service

Former Head Start parent, volunteer and federal worker talks about the program that benefitted her family

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Economic Development a Continuing Priority for Native Communities

An update on the ANA SEEDS funding initiative in year two: an effort to help spur Native American economic development through targeted assistance for job and business creation.

Photo of Cyndi Lauper with former homeless youth and Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Greenberg

Runaway and Homeless Youth Grab Spotlight at National Press Club

Advocate Cyndi Lauper joins former homeless youth to share stories and ideas to improve services

President Barack Obama

Bridging the Word Gap

A big day at the White House for infants, toddlers and brain development.

Photo of an early education worker with a parent and toddler.

New Infant-Toddler Training and Technical Assistance Projects

Office of Child Care and Office of Head Start focus on improving quality.

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