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President’s Early Learning Budget for FY2017 and Legislation to Strengthen Child Care for Families with Young Children

New proposed budget continues to show a strong commitment to expand access to high quality child care and early learning settings.

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Obama Administration Provides Crucial Help to Children, Families, and Communities in FY 2017 Budget

Budget includes increased funding for programs benefiting early childhood development, children and families, communities, Native Americans and agency's interoperability.

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Using Behavioral Economics to Increase On-Time Child Care Subsidy Renewals

What role can childcare providers play in helping clients renew their child care subsidies on time?

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Why Child Care Packs Quite the Economic Punch

For every federal dollar increase invested in child care, there is a return of $3.80 in local economies.

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Child Care Proposed Rules Now on the Federal Register

The proposed regulations address the 2014 child care law and will be open for public comment for 60 days.

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Annual Early Childhood Conference Changes Name

ACF’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood will continue to showcase cutting-edge research on low-income families with young children.

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Celebrating Tribal Child Care Programs and Leaders

Across, the country, tribal child care programs succeed in health promotion, partnerships and leadership.

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A Busy Year for Child Care

One year into a new child care law, systems across the country are already changing for the better.

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Collaborating Across Federal Programs to Address Maternal Depression

Sharing SAMHSA's new More than the Blues toolkit at ACF.

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Introducing a Compendium of Evidenced-Based Parenting Interventions

New research-based resources for states, schools and early childhood programs are now available.

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