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Celebrating the Launch of Head Start: May 18, 1965

Dr. Enriquez reflects on the past and future of Head Start.

Small photo of a mother feeding a baby with a bottle.

Healthy and Ready to Learn

The Importance of health services in Head Start

ANA Commissioner Lillian Sparks Robinson (small image)

ACF and Tribal Leaders Working Together

ACF Tribal Consultations provide the opportunity to get it right for American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

Smaller photo of toddler clapping in a day care.

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

Individualized learning and developmental supports are critical for all children.

Photo of a smiling little girl.

Working to Improve the Well Being of Families

ACF addresses health issues in program delivery.

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.

Smaller photo of African American father holding his child

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.

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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Building Financial Capability Through Integrated Services

April is National Financial Capability Month.

Image of a road sign with the word "Vision" with a backdrop of a bright blue sky.

ACF Releases 2015-2016 Strategic Plan

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

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