Head Start

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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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Let’s Move Child Care Celebrates Third Anniversary!

Let’s Move! Child Care is a voluntary initiative to empower early care and education to instill healthy choices from the start.

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The Way Forward: ACF Research with American Indians and Alaska Natives

Recent meeting highlighted research, performance measurement and evaluation activities in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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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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The Value of Our Early Education Workforce: On Worthy Wage Day 2014

Office of Child Care Director Shannon Rudisill reflects on how the President’s Early Learning Agenda would raise wages for the two million-person early childhood education.

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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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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Must Start Early

Quality early care and education programs can positively affect later health outcomes.

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Birth to Five: Watch Me Thrive!

A Developmental and Behavioral Screening Initiative

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Improving Head Start Teachers’ Ability to Promote Children’s Social-emotional Development

In one year, teachers in 104 Head Start centers and 307 classrooms across the country increased their use of evidence-based practices in support of children’s social-emotional development.

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Planning an Effective Response for the Next Epidemic — with Children in Mind

ACF's Dallas Regional Office focuses on children and the early childhood development community during emergency planning conference.

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