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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.

Naomi Goldstein

New Information on the Early Care and Education Workforce

New brief presents data from the first-ever nationally representative survey of early care and education workers.

Toddler eating an apple.

Why Obesity Matters

September is National Childhood Obesity Month.

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reads a storybook to children in an early education classroom.

The Numbers Are In: Sequestration Cuts 57,000 Kids from Head Start

Those 57,000 include more than 51,000 fewer children in Head Start (ages 3-5) and nearly 6,000 fewer children, families and pregnant women in Early Head Start (ages 0-3) in the current program year due to sequestration.

Photo of a young boy eating an apple.

Tackling Native American Child Nutrition

ACF programs are joining the fight for healthy and food secure American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

Photo of young AnnMarie Lanesey (left) with her friend attending Head Start.

Head Start Provided Boost I Needed to Become Tech Entrepreneur

Software development firm owner credits Head Start for putting her on a path to success.

Photo of a baby's face laying in a crib.

Partnering with LGBT families in Early Head Start and Head Start

Providers and federal staff are working to make Early Head Start and Head Start Centers more welcoming to LGBT families.

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