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President Obama visits an early education classroom in Georgia.

Launching a Federal Training and Technical Assistance System

ACF is awarding grants for six new national centers to build the capacity for excellence in early childhood services.

Photo of Hispanic Children at a Head Start Migrant Center in South Texas.

Head Start Supports the Early Learning of Hispanic Children and Families

Customizing programs to meet cultural needs of families.

Photo of business leaders speaking with ECD's Deputy Assistant Secretary Linda K. Smith.

It Takes An Arkansas Village to Raise a Child

A story of real community collaboration.

Photo of Youth Panelists Teddy McCullough, Vanessa Goodthunder, and Vance Home Gun, and with the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education Executive Director Bill Mendoza.

Language is Who We Are and Who We Want to Be

Native American language program staff, researchers and federal representatives come together to discuss challenges and paths to success in teaching Native American languages.

Photo of Head Start Children and Parents.

Head Start Staff Serve as a Lifeline for Families and Communities

Often families living in poverty are not aware of services available for themselves and their children.

Photo of mothers playing with babies.

Social-Emotional and Behavioral Health and Development are the Foundations of Learning

New IM is a continuation of our work promoting the importance of social-emotional and behavioral development.

Hispanic pre-k students with backpacks on and smiling.

ACF Region 4 Spotlights the Oral Health of Children

Community partners help provide services to farmworker families to combat tooth decay.

Small photo of an early childhood educator with young children in a classroom.

Supporting Head Start Teachers through Professional Development

Today, many programs are taking new approaches to supporting teachers by developing ongoing professional development systems.

Photo of Staci Perlman.

Remembering Staci Perlman – Yay Babies!

Colleague remembers young researcher who dedicated her life to improving the lives of children who experience homelessness.

Photo of educator teaching preschool children.

A New Partnership for Early Childhood Teaching

Early EdU is an alliance of Institutions of Higher Education working together to increase access to affordable bachelor’s degrees, offering relevant coursework and effective college instruction for early care and education professionals.

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