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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.

Rachel Schumacher playing with a baby in a family child care home.

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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Bringing the Beach to Kids in an EHS-Family Child Care Partnership

Preschoolers loved the program's new learning games, art supplies and arrangements, but their encounter with sand was what thrilled them the most.

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A Guide to Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings

What do program, state and child care network leaders need to know in order to successfully implement a parenting intervention?

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Culture Camp for Children Preserves Native History

Alaska village uses Child Care and Development Fund to teach Native customs.

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