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Building a Lasting Foundation for High Quality Early Learning Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers through Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

New report provides key highlights about the program, our grantees, and the early successes and lessons learned from the first year of implementation of partnerships.

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Investing in Flint’s children

One-time emergency funding expands and enhances Head Start and Early Head Start services in Flint, Michigan.

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Social Media at ACF Growing

Get real-time updates about programs promoting the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

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Expanding Quality Child Care to Help Working Families Succeed

Exciting new steps to expand access to high-quality, affordable child care.

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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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