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Supporting Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness

Understanding of the important role various systems can play to prevent and help end homelessness among these young children and their families.

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Strengthening Our Investment in Working Families and Child Care

ACF is partnering with the Department of Labor to highlight and address the challenge of finding affordable, high-quality child care.

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Re-envisioning Child Care to Work Better for Children and Parents

The nation is turning a page in the history of child care, with new requirements for the Child Care and Development Fund.

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New Tribal Home Visiting Program Grant Awards

Honoring families and cultures and providing inspiration for generations to come.

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Moving Toward More Effective Monitoring Strategies

A joint policy statement on coordinated efficiencies in monitoring and oversight of early care and education programs.

Lady Bird Johnson Visits a Head Start Classroom

#HeadStartStrong: Head Start Kids Grown Up, Strong and Successful

In recognition of the first comprehensive revision of Head Start performance standards since 1975, these Head Start graduates agreed to share their stories.

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Steps Forward for Head Start

The first wholesale revision to the Head Start Program Performance Standards in the program’s history.

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New Head Start Performance Standards

A decade in the making, these standards are designed to better serve children and families.

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What Can You Do to Prevent Exposure to Zika?

Knowing how Zika is transmitted can help you protect your family.

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A Rising Tide of Attention to the Early Childhood Workforce: Releasing the Early Childhood Career Pathway Statement

Attracting, supporting, and retaining high quality early childhood educators and program directors requires intentional policies and practices

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