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Current Wages, Despite Educational Attainment, Undermine Quality Care Goals

High quality care is related to the strength of the workforce.

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Finding a Fit with Family Child Care

Family child care providers strengthen the early care and education system by meeting the unique needs of many parents and children.

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Expanding Quality Child Care to Help Working Families Succeed

Exciting new steps to expand access to high-quality, affordable child care.

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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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