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Investing Today in Native Youth for a Prosperous Tomorrow

ANA and ACF will be part of the White House Gen-I Initiative partnering with youth to create opportunity and bolster success.

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Working to Improve the Well Being of Families

ACF addresses health issues in program delivery.

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Recognizing National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day: A Focus on Evidence-Based Programming

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day takes place April 10.

Lady Bird Johnson visits a Head Start classroom.

Head Start Turns 50

Head Start has provided 32 million children with comprehensive early learning experiences, including school readiness, health, mental health, nutrition, and family engagement supports.

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How Can Understanding Human Development Help Improve Program Effectiveness?

Growing research on early adversity, trauma and toxic stress underscore importance of both reducing stressors on children and families and helping them cope.

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Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation

Report provides one of the most important studies of the workforce in our nation’s history.

Photo of Dr. Blanca Enriquez, courtesy of ESC Region 19 Head Start.

Welcome the New Office of Head Start Director

HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced that Dr. Blanca Enriquez will lead Office of Head Start.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

This year, we celebrate the theme "Making Meaningful Connections" to help protect children and youth and strengthen families

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ACF Releases 2015-2016 Strategic Plan

Document reflects ACF’s shared vision and commitment to priority work for the coming year.

Smaller photo of little Diana Johnson sitting in her neighbor's yard with a doll.

A Student from the First Class of Head Start Remembers

Head Start children in Appalachia got an opportunity to experience a different world

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