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Photo of Karen Bankhead and her daughter, Tiger.

The Bankhead Family

California writer/actor lands her best role: mother.

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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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The Steele Family

Ten years ago when Dana and Alan Steele decided to pursue adoption, they never dreamed their family of five would grow to a family of 14.

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The Spigner Family

A young professional opens his heart and creates a family for three teenage boys.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson gives the State of the Union Address on January 8, 1964. LBJ Library - photo by Cecil Stoughton.

Statement by the President on the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty

Fifty years ago, President Johnson declared a War on Poverty to help each and every American fulfill his or her basic hopes.

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White Earth Nation Makes Great Progress in Building Stronger Early Childhood Systems

Tribal Early Learning Initiative has resulted in strong collaboration among Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care and Development Fund, and Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting programs.

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January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

More than 20 million women, men and children around the world are victims of human trafficking.

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Economic Mobility and Early Childhood Education

We must make sure that the first step in the ladder of opportunity is strong and available to all of our youngest children.

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Innovation Award Finalists Offer New Ideas to Support Human Trafficking Survivors

Twelve finalists have been selected from the Reimagine: Opportunity award competition.

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President Obama greets a girl during a Thanksgiving service project at the Capital Area Food Bank. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Trends of Increasing Inequality and Decreasing Mobility Pose a Threat to the American Dream

President’s speech highlights importance of the Administration's agenda for early childhood education, and the key role played by the Affordable Care Act

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