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Just Released: Final Report on Significant Accomplishments by State Advisory Councils on Early Childhood Education and Care

SACs are charged with developing a high-quality, comprehensive system of early childhood development and care.

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ACF Increases Online Presence

More programs are engaging public through social media 

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Celebrating the Launch of Head Start: May 18, 1965

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

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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.

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April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

Individualized learning and developmental supports are critical for all children.

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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.

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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.

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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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