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Strengthening Our Investment in Working Families and Child Care

ACF is partnering with the Department of Labor to highlight and address the challenge of finding affordable, high-quality child care.

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Moving Toward More Effective Monitoring Strategies

A joint policy statement on coordinated efficiencies in monitoring and oversight of early care and education programs.

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Community Coordination Program Demonstrates Possibilities of Instruction in Native Languages

New funding opportunities set out to close gaps and increase success.

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#HeadStartStrong: Head Start Kids Grown Up, Strong and Successful

In recognition of the first comprehensive revision of Head Start performance standards since 1975, these Head Start graduates agreed to share their stories.

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Steps Forward for Head Start

The first wholesale revision to the Head Start Program Performance Standards in the program’s history.

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New Head Start Performance Standards

A decade in the making, these standards are designed to better serve children and families.

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Scaling Up a Workforce Program for Youth: Lessons from the Year Up Program

The experiences of the Year Up workforce development program’s efforts to scale up its services for young adults.

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Department of Education - 9 Back to School Pro Tips for Parents

Make sure this school year gets off to a great start!

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Helping Low-Income Adults Achieve College Success: Analysis of Career Pathways Program Study Participants

A look at risk factors for college success among group of low-income adults.

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A Rising Tide of Attention to the Early Childhood Workforce: Releasing the Early Childhood Career Pathway Statement

Attracting, supporting, and retaining high quality early childhood educators and program directors requires intentional policies and practices

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