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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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2015 Brings New Federal Action to Prevent Child Trafficking

ACF will work even closer with states and child welfare systems to protect children who are vulnerable to human trafficking.

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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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Sharing Lessons Learned from the Current Knowledge of Early Care and Education Partnerships

Check out the findings from a literature review of 78 studies on the characteristics of ECE partnerships.

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Family Engagement Inventory Now Live!

Learn about a new interactive web-based tool that helps familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, education and early childhood education on family engagement.

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Harnessing the Power of Cloud-based Computing in the Arctic Circle

How do you bring technology and qualified staff to manage Native communities located miles above the Arctic Circle? This was the challenge facing the Inupiat. Problem was solved with ANA support.

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New Resources to Support the Financial Well-being of Youth in Foster Care

The Children’s Bureau and the Office of Community Services Partner to Develop A Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care.

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