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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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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.

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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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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