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From Child Care Assistance Client to Office of Child Care Employee

ACF worker shares how her life came full circle.

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Emergency Preparedness in CCDBG Reauthorization

New law makes significant advancements by defining health and safety requirements for child care providers.

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Social-Emotional and Behavioral Health and Development are the Foundations of Learning

New IM is a continuation of our work promoting the importance of social-emotional and behavioral development.

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Practicing Your Preparedness Plan

An effective emergency preparedness plan helps your program to respond appropriately and quickly to circumstances that occur.

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The Importance of Interaction and Engagement

How social interaction and child care provider attention help children thrive when television is turned off.

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Engaging Families and Communities to Bridge the Word Gap

“Talk, Read, Sing Together Every Day” now available for families to help enrich children’s early language experiences.

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A Busy Week for Early Childhood Development

Several conferences took place focusing on the needs of pre-k children, resulting in amazing action steps going forward.

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Just Released: Final Report on Significant Accomplishments by State Advisory Councils on Early Childhood Education and Care

SACs are charged with developing a high-quality, comprehensive system of early childhood development and care.

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Homeless in Paradise

Supporting the Social and Economic Development Goals of Pacific Islander Communities

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