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Obama Administration Provides Crucial Help to Children, Families, and Communities in FY 2017 Budget

Budget includes increased funding for programs benefiting early childhood development, children and families, communities, Native Americans and agency's interoperability.

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Remembering Vanessa Ann Rich

Lifelong early childhood education advocate was committed to helping children and families living in poverty.

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Why Child Care Packs Quite the Economic Punch

For every federal dollar increase invested in child care, there is a return of $3.80 in local economies.

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Helping Fathers and Families that are Parenting in a Violent World

The Office of Family Assistance hosted a series of town halls to gather information on the impact of violence on raising children.

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Serving and Engaging Fathers in Home Visiting Programs

What strategies do home visiting programs use to engage fathers, what challenges do they face, and what are the potential benefits of participating?

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Child Care Proposed Rules Now on the Federal Register

The proposed regulations address the 2014 child care law and will be open for public comment for 60 days.

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Beyond Breaking Bread

What Head Start Programs Do to Celebrate and Serve Our Nation’s Children, Families, and Communities.

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Responding to the Culture of Children, Families, and Communities

How do local programs support the children and families from different regions and cultures in a meaningful way?

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Annual Early Childhood Conference Changes Name

ACF’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood will continue to showcase cutting-edge research on low-income families with young children.

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Celebrating Tribal Child Care Programs and Leaders

Across, the country, tribal child care programs succeed in health promotion, partnerships and leadership.

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