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Leading the Way in Community Partnerships

From the very start, Head Start was envisioned as a community effort.

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Head Start: Leading the Way for 50 Years

Head Start provides the most vulnerable preschool children and their families with comprehensive services to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, and mental health needs.

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Sharing Lessons Learned from the Current Knowledge of Early Care and Education Partnerships

Check out the findings from a literature review of 78 studies on the characteristics of ECE partnerships.

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Family Engagement Inventory Now Live!

Learn about a new interactive web-based tool that helps familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, education and early childhood education on family engagement.

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Flu Vaccination: Keeping Your Child Healthier in Disasters and Every Day

20,000 children under the age of 5 in the United States are hospitalized annually with flu-related complications.

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What We Learned from Our Comprehensive Look at Center-Based ECE Programs

New report from the National Survey of Early Care and Education offers the first portrait of early childhood programs in more than 20 years.

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New Resource: The Early Childhood Self-Assessment Tool for Family Shelters

Tool is designed to help shelters create environments that are safe and developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

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Equity and Excellence in the Earliest Years: Action on Expulsion and Suspension in Early Childhood Settings

Recent data indicate expulsions and suspensions occur at high rates in preschool settings — even higher rates than in K12 school settings.

President Barack Obama speaking at the White House Summit on Early Education on Dec. 10.

Big Day for Early Childhood Education at the White House

More than $1 billion in new federal and private sector investments in early childhood education announced at White House Summit on Early Childhood Education.

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What Factors May Lead Families to Leave Head Start Programs Early?

Recent brief uses data collected by Early Head Start and Head Start to explore factors that may be associated with children who leave programs before their eligibility ends.

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