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CDC’s Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

Using positive parenting to promote safe, stable and nurturing relationships

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A Portrait of 2-Year-Olds in Early Head Start, Their Families and the Programs Serving Them

New Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey report shares findings on the children and families enrolled and program services.

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Early Childhood and HUD Working Together to End Family Homelessness

Government data shows that 50 percent of all homeless children are 5 years or younger. 

Lady Bird Johnson visits a Head Start classroom.

Head Start Relies on Community Partners

Check out our video blog on strong community partnerships in Head Start.

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New ACF Native Language Initiative Proposal

The Community Native Language Coordination Initiative will enable Native American communities to create a cradle to career native language education system.

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How Head Start Grantees Set and Use School Readiness Goals

The report includes challenges that grantees face, along with suggestions and implications for policy, technical assistance, practice and research.

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Head Start Volunteers Make a Difference

In the 2013-14 program year, Head Start received 367,000 volunteers who were not Head Start parents.

Preschool children playing with blocks.

President Obama’s Budget Highlights Importance of Child Care

Proposal would add 1.1 million children to Child Care and Development Fund by 2015.

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President’s FY 2016 Budget for Head Start

Proposed budget increases Head Start, Early Head Start, EHS-Child Care Partnerships and cost of living for all programs.

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Evaluating Home Visiting Programs

New report builds the foundation for understanding implementation and impacts.

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