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Smaller photo of Elsa and Sebastian celebrating Alberto's third birthday.

Sebastian and Elsa Give the Greatest Gift: A Safe Home

After raising eight children, the couple opened their home to 18 children in the last six years.

Photo of a father and son surrounded by toy blocks.

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.

Photo of two young boys playing with a game.

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.

Small photo of Maureen Blaha.

National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth Helps Young People Get Out of Crises Every Day

National Runaway Safeline executive director encourages everyone to reach out to youth.

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.

Small photo of child care teacher with two toddlers and their parent.

New Measures Developed to Assess Quality of Family and Provider/Teacher Relationships

Research indicates the relationship between the early child care provider/teacher and the parent can contribute to a child’s school readiness.

Drawing of a home with the words "A Forever Home for Margaret"

The Barto Family

When Margaret became available for adoption, her foster family knew that she was meant to stay with them. They all knew that she was home.

Jace Killsback and his family in the park.

New Health Coverage Options for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Members of federally recognized tribes can enroll in the Marketplace at any time.

A drawing of a man in a suit and tie capturing stars from the sky.

Jaquel’s Story

“I want to help dispel the myth that youth from foster care can’t be successful."

Photo of a group of diverse children of different ethnicities and races.

A Message of Thanksgiving

The Office of Refugee Resettlement and its partners provided humanitarian services to more than 175,000 people this past year.

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