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New Funding to Increase the Duration of Head Start Programs

Head Start communities will have access to full school year and full school day programming.

Toddlers playing in a classroom.

Continuing Progress on the Path to Eliminating Expulsion and Suspensions from Early Childhood Settings

Young children in early childhood programs are expelled at rates much higher than older children.

Preschool children playing with blocks.

Announcing New Tools for Our Youngest Scientists and Engineers

Helping families and communities support early access to science, technology, engineering and math for children.

Small CDC infographic showing that rate of children in the United States with Autism

Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

CDC estimates autism spectrum disorder impacts 1 in 68 or 1.5 percent of U.S. children.

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ACF at 25: Impacting People, Affecting Change, Empowering Families

The Administration for Children and Families celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

Stick figures of children with the words "Month of the Young Child"

Celebrating Young Children

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

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Early Childhood Homelessness in the United States

More than half of all children in federally funded homeless shelters are under the age of six.

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Impact of Lead Exposure in Very Young Children

Children at higher risk for lead exposure are often poor, members of racial-ethnic minority groups, and recent immigrants.

President Obama smiling at group of toddlers looking out window.

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.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell on the ground in Flint, Michigan, speaking to emergency personnel.

Investing in Flint’s children

One-time emergency funding expands and enhances Head Start and Early Head Start services in Flint, Michigan.

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