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Promoting the Development of Dual Language Learners: Helping All Children Succeed

Speaking more than one language has advantages for brain development, and dual language learners need to be supported to reach their potential.

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High Quality Early Care and Education is Child Maltreatment Prevention

A decade of collaboration on early childhood issues and child welfare.

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Head Start: Beyond 50 Years

Head Start celebrates its 51st birthday with a look towards expanded programs and new standards.

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New Ways to Approach School Readiness in Home Visiting

Head Start home visitors provide essential comprehensive services that are the foundation of school readiness.

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Comprehensive Services and Training/Technical Assistance in Head Start

T/TA system helps grantees focus on strengths and identify possible barriers to providing a high-quality program.

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Head Start’s Comprehensive Approach to Child Development

Head Start was created with input by experts who supported a comprehensive program: health, social services and education.

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Affecting Change for Children

The Administration for Children and Families is celebrating 25 years of impacting people, affecting change and empowering families.

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Integrating Financial Capability Services: Examples from Community Action and Head Start

Building on yesterday’s post, we’re featuring three organizations that have used ACF’s resources to integrate financial capability services into existing programs.

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New Funding to Increase the Duration of Head Start Programs

Head Start communities will have access to full school year and full school day programming.

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ACF at 25: Impacting People, Affecting Change, Empowering Families

The Administration for Children and Families celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

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