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Celebrating Young Children

ACF created "Investments in Early Learning Profiles" to spotlight the tremendous progress made in recent years.

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Building a Lasting Foundation for High Quality Early Learning Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers through Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

New report provides key highlights about the program, our grantees, and the early successes and lessons learned from the first year of implementation of partnerships.

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Current Child Care Wages Mean a Second Job and Public Assistance Receipt for Too Many

It’s time to review alternative strategies that will support a better system — for children, for parents, for the early learning workforce, and for communities.

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Social Media at ACF Growing

Get real-time updates about programs promoting the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

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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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