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Lights on Afterschool

Shining a light on the need for afterschool care.

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Office of Child Care Taking Steps to Ensure Program Meets Needs of Hispanic Community

More than 20 percent of children served by the Child Care and Development Fund are Hispanic.

 

 

President Obama visits an early education classroom in Georgia.

Launching a Federal Training and Technical Assistance System

ACF is awarding grants for six new national centers to build the capacity for excellence in early childhood services.

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From Child Care Assistance Client to Office of Child Care Employee

ACF worker shares how her life came full circle.

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Emergency Preparedness in CCDBG Reauthorization

New law makes significant advancements by defining health and safety requirements for child care providers.

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Social-Emotional and Behavioral Health and Development are the Foundations of Learning

New IM is a continuation of our work promoting the importance of social-emotional and behavioral development.

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Practicing Your Preparedness Plan

An effective emergency preparedness plan helps your program to respond appropriately and quickly to circumstances that occur.

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The Importance of Interaction and Engagement

How social interaction and child care provider attention help children thrive when television is turned off.

Photo of President Obama with young girl in a classroom.

Engaging Families and Communities to Bridge the Word Gap

“Talk, Read, Sing Together Every Day” now available for families to help enrich children’s early language experiences.

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A Busy Week for Early Childhood Development

Several conferences took place focusing on the needs of pre-k children, resulting in amazing action steps going forward.

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