The Family Room Blog

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Supporting Those Who Teach Our Youngest Children

Office of Child Care works with T.E.A.C.H. to help child care professionals get degrees

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Family Health History

This Thanksgiving take time spent with family to learn about your family health history.

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Human Trafficking: From Awareness to Action

Minneapolis American Indian community demonstrates how we must all work together to address human trafficking.

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Take Time to Be a Healthy Dad Today

National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse sponsors Fatherhood Buzz Outreach focusing on Men’s Health.

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Growing Economies Through SEEDS

Tribes and Native Communities create programs designed to help sustain local communities.

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Historic Opportunity for Early Childhood Education

Less than five percent of children eligible for Early Head Start are served. New legislation proposed today would triple the number of children receiving these services.

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This November, Join Us in Marking National Runaway Prevention Month

In its last runaway study, the Department of Justice  reported more than 1.6 million youth ran away or were kicked out of their homes.

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Naomi Goldstein

New Information on the Early Care and Education Workforce

New brief presents data from the first-ever nationally representative survey of early care and education workers.

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Jeannie Chaffin

HHS releases LIHEAP Funds to Help Families Handle Heating and Cooling Costs

$2.9 billion will help struggling Americans maintain healthy and safe homes.

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November is National Adoption Month

Since 1990, our nation has dedicated the month of November to raise public awareness of children in the U.S. foster care system waiting for a permanent adoptive home.

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