Families

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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.

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Maxine's Story

Maxine Archibald was born into an abusive household and spent her early childhood severely ill. She credits a child welfare worker for placing her with loving foster parents and making her a success.

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Nico's Story

Every kid deserves a Forever Family!

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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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Enhancing Cultural Competence and Improving Our Understanding of the Diverse Populations We Serve

New brief highlights particular strategies for enhancing cultural responsiveness with Hispanic communities.

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Do You Live in a Food Desert?

Food deserts often overlap with low-income and racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods, putting this segment of the population at higher risk for adverse health outcomes,

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Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference

Registration for 2014 Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference Open

Free conference will be held May 28-30, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. Deadline to register is May 9.

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Photo of a children's drawing that shows hand prints and the words: Dempson - I want to be a dinosaur.

"I Want to be a Dinosaur"

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow writes about the great work being done in Baltimore to help the homeless. 

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Lessons Learned from the State Advisory Councils’ Needs Assessments

States conducted a statewide review on the quality and availability of child care in their communities.

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