Head Start

Photo of young child with a thermometer suffering from a fever.

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.

Photo of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Tribal Home Visiting Team: Brandi Smallwood, Judy McDaniel and Barbara Moffitt

A Big Week for Tribal Early Childhood Programs

New and exciting opportunities for tribal communities to expand high-quality early learning and development launched this year.

Robert E. Cooke, M.D.

In Memoriam: Robert E. Cooke, M.D.

One of the principal architects of Head Start passed away on Feb. 2.

Mark Greenberg

A Systematic Approach to Ending Family Homelessness

This week the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a multi-pronged approach to ending family homelessness.

Photo of President Barack Obama talking to a little girl playing with blocks in an early learning center.

Opportunity for All

The foundations of opportunity begin at birth and grow rapidly during the early years of life.

Photo of Administration of Native Americans Commissioner Lillian Sparks

ACF Is Deepening Our Relationship with Tribes

Commissioner Sparks Robinson recently provided updates to the United South and Eastern Tribes who were in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss cross cutting issues on education, social services and economic development.

President Obama delivering his State of the Union address.

State of the Union Spotlights Early Childhood Education

President Obama reminded us that research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.

President Obama visits an early education classroom in Georgia.

Federal Role for Early Childhood Education

President Obama supports expanding access to high quality early childhood education and believes it is among the smartest investments that we can make.

White Earth Nation Seal

White Earth Nation Makes Great Progress in Building Stronger Early Childhood Systems

Tribal Early Learning Initiative has resulted in strong collaboration among Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care and Development Fund, and Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs.

Photo of a 3-year-old girl playing with building blocks.

Economic Mobility and Early Childhood Education

We must make sure that the first step in the ladder of opportunity is strong and available to all of our youngest children.

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