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President’s Early Learning Budget for FY2017 and Legislation to Strengthen Child Care for Families with Young Children

New proposed budget continues to show a strong commitment to expand access to high quality child care and early learning settings.

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Obama Administration Provides Crucial Help to Children, Families, and Communities in FY 2017 Budget

Budget includes increased funding for programs benefiting early childhood development, children and families, communities, Native Americans and agency's interoperability.

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Remembering Vanessa Ann Rich

Lifelong early childhood education advocate was committed to helping children and families living in poverty.

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Beyond Breaking Bread

What Head Start Programs Do to Celebrate and Serve Our Nation’s Children, Families, and Communities.

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Responding to the Culture of Children, Families, and Communities

How do local programs support the children and families from different regions and cultures in a meaningful way?

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Annual Early Childhood Conference Changes Name

ACF’s National Research Conference on Early Childhood will continue to showcase cutting-edge research on low-income families with young children.

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Collaborating Across Federal Programs to Address Maternal Depression

Sharing SAMHSA's new More than the Blues toolkit at ACF.

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Introducing a Compendium of Evidenced-Based Parenting Interventions

New research-based resources for states, schools and early childhood programs are now available.

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Bringing the Beach to Kids in an EHS-Family Child Care Partnership

Preschoolers loved the program's new learning games, art supplies and arrangements, but their encounter with sand was what thrilled them the most.

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A Guide to Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings

What do program, state and child care network leaders need to know in order to successfully implement a parenting intervention?

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