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Evaluating Home Visiting Programs

New report builds the foundation for understanding implementation and impacts.

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FY 2016 Budget Emphasizes Importance of High Quality Early Learning and Supporting Young Parents

President Obama: “It’s time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or as a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.”

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FY 2016 Budget Request Proposes New Investments in Learning

The Administration’s fiscal year 2016 budget request proposes a historic investment in research and evaluation across ACF programs.

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ACF Programs Receive Boost from FY 2016 Budget

Obama Administration proposes increased funding for children’s services, domestic violence survivors and anti-trafficking programs.

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Early Childhood Advocate Ready to Implement Law to Increase the Supply of Infant Toddler Quality Care

Meet Rachel Schumacher, new director of the Office of Child Care

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Exploratory Impact Findings of Social-Emotional Enhancements on Three-Year-Olds

Three-year-olds in Head Start have increased from 24 percent in 1980 to 40 percent in 2013.

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Expanding Access to High Quality Child Care for Low-Income Families

A safe, nurturing environment that enriches children’s development is critical to working families and is one of the best investments we can make.

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Leading the Way in Community Partnerships

From the very start, Head Start was envisioned as a community effort.

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Head Start: Leading the Way for 50 Years

Head Start provides the most vulnerable preschool children and their families with comprehensive services to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and mental health needs.

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Show Me The Evidence

New book lauds ACF's Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation for playing a key role in evidence-based initiatives to improve social programs.

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