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President Obama delivering his State of the Union address.

State of the Union Spotlights Early Childhood Education

President Obama reminded us that research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.

President Obama visits an early education classroom in Georgia.

Federal Role for Early Childhood Education

President Obama supports expanding access to high quality early childhood education and believes it is among the smartest investments that we can make.

Photo of Savanah standing outside her home.

Health Insurance: Because It Makes You Secure

The Health Insurance Marketplace brings quality, affordable, health care coverage within reach.

Photo of a hand surrounded by small screen images, representing the idea of identification technology.

Fighting Fraud, Saving Money from State to State

Federal and state coordination of a state-by-state, cross-reference database helps deter waste

Photo of James, an Affordable Care Act success story.

Hunting, fishing, welding and health care: James' #GetCovered story

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, James was able to enroll in coverage without worrying about his pre-existing condition.

President Obama signs the Campus Sexual Assault Presidential Memorandum during a White House Council on Women and Girls meeting on Jan. 22, 2014. (Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

A Renewed Call to Action to End Rape and Sexual Assault

A new taskforce will be charged with sharing best practices, and increasing transparency, enforcement, public awareness, and interagency coordination to prevent violence and support survivors.

Mother and adopted daughter in the kitchen, with a tagline that reads "you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent."

New Adoption Public Service Announcements Debut this Week

PSAs encourage prospective parents to consider adopting older youth from foster care

A mom holding a baby up.

Collaborating to Evaluate Home Visiting Programs for Infants and Mothers

Home visiting is one of four approaches used in the Strong Start initiative and CMS, ACF, and HRSA are joining forces to evaluate this approach.

Photo of Karen Bankhead and her daughter, Tiger.

The Bankhead Family

California writer/actor lands her best role: mother.

Photo of a child bundled in a jacket who is walking outside in the snow.

I Think About Those in the Cold

ACF works to ensure our most vulnerable population has access to high quality early learning experiences by partnering in the Work Group on Ending Family Homelessness and working on early childhood development with other agencies and departments.

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