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Head Start is ‘Life-Changing’ for At-Risk Children

Thirty-eight percent of the children served by Head Start are of Hispanic or Latino origin.

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 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.

Smaller photo of Head Start students in a classroom.

Practicing Your Preparedness Plan

An effective emergency preparedness plan helps your program to respond appropriately and quickly to circumstances that occur.

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 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.

Child care worker with toddler coloring.

One Year in the Life of the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships Program

Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships and Expansion celebrates first birthday.

Photo of President Obama with young girl in a classroom.

Engaging Families and Communities to Bridge the Word Gap

“Talk, Read, Sing Together Every Day” now available for families to help enrich children’s early language experiences.

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