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Head Start’s Comprehensive Approach to Child Development

Head Start was created with input by experts who supported a comprehensive program: health, social services and education.

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Affecting Change for Children

The Administration for Children and Families is celebrating 25 years of impacting people, affecting change and empowering families.

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A Lesson in Early Childhood Homelessness

Almost 1.3 million children under the age of six experienced homelessness in 2013, and data show that this number has since risen.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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