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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.

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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.

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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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Supporting Our Youngest Innovators: STEM Starts Early!

The White House is celebrating early STEM learning.

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Social Media at ACF Growing

Get real-time updates about programs promoting the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

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Current Wages, Despite Educational Attainment, Undermine Quality Care Goals

High quality care is related to the strength of the workforce.

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Finding a Fit with Family Child Care

Family child care providers strengthen the early care and education system by meeting the unique needs of many parents and children.

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Expanding Quality Child Care to Help Working Families Succeed

Exciting new steps to expand access to high-quality, affordable child care.

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President’s Early Learning Budget for FY2017 and Legislation to Strengthen Child Care for Families with Young Children

New proposed budget continues to show a strong commitment to expand access to high quality child care and early learning settings.

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