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Current Child Care Wages Mean a Second Job and Public Assistance Receipt for Too Many

It’s time to review alternative strategies that will support a better system — for children, for parents, for the early learning workforce, and for communities.

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Framing the Message: Using Behavioral Economics to Engage TANF Recipients

Los Angeles County used behavioral economics principles to increase reengagement in their welfare to work program.

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Changing the Lives of Nine Children

Meet the DeLeon family of Texas.

Radio interview of Kurt Heisler, senior policy advisor for technology and innovation with ACYF

Data Visualization – A Tool to Improve Strategic Decision Making

From information to insight – using data visualization to drive change.

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Interoperability at ACF

Interoperable systems are key to delivering family-centered services, by improving access to and coordination of available resources and services.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell on the ground in Flint, Michigan, speaking to emergency personnel.

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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Supporting Our Youngest Innovators: STEM Starts Early!

The White House is celebrating early STEM learning.

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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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Finding a Fit with Family Child Care

Family child care providers strengthen the early care and education system by meeting the unique needs of many parents and children.

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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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