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President’s FY 2016 Budget for Head Start

Proposed budget increases Head Start, Early Head Start, EHS-Child Care Partnerships and cost of living for all programs.

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FY 2016 Budget Emphasizes Importance of High Quality Early Learning and Supporting Young Parents

President Obama: “It’s time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or as a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.”

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ACF Programs Receive Boost from FY 2016 Budget

Obama Administration proposes increased funding for children’s services, domestic violence survivors and anti-trafficking programs.

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Early Childhood Advocate Ready to Implement Law to Increase the Supply of Infant Toddler Quality Care

Meet Rachel Schumacher, new director of the Office of Child Care

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Expanding Access to High Quality Child Care for Low-Income Families

A safe, nurturing environment that enriches children’s development is critical to working families and is one of the best investments we can make.

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Tribal Home Visiting Grantees Submit Benchmarks Data for the First Time

New information being collected will provide quantifiable data on improvements of eligible families participating in the program.

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Sharing Lessons Learned from the Current Knowledge of Early Care and Education Partnerships

Check out the findings from a literature review of 78 studies on the characteristics of ECE partnerships.

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Flu Vaccination: Keeping Your Child Healthier in Disasters and Every Day

20,000 children under the age of 5 in the United States are hospitalized annually with flu-related complications.

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What We Learned from Our Comprehensive Look at Center-Based ECE Programs

New report from the National Survey of Early Care and Education offers the first portrait of early childhood programs in more than 20 years.

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New Resource: The Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Shelters

Tool is designed to help shelters create environments that are safe and developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

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