The Family Room Blog

May 18th marks 56 years since the launch of Project Head Start

May 18, 2021 | Bernadine Futrell, Ph.D., Director, Office of Head Start
Today, we are celebrating 56 years of Head Start, and 26 years of Early Head Start. On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson took up the cause of building a "Great Society" by signing into law the Economic…

Using Tribal Input for a Tribal Early Childhood Blueprint for Action

January 15, 2021 | Jeannie Hovland, Commissioner, ANA, Dr. Deborah Bergeron, ECD, & Craig Nolte, Federal Reserve Bank
The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) and the Office of Early Childhood Development, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, led a series of meetings with tribal leaders to build a Blueprint…

Early Childhood Health and Well-being Partnerships for Shared Learning, Action, and Impact

January 13, 2021 | Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Director, OHS & ECD
ACF’s Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) convened the Early Childhood Health and Well-being Federal Leadership Group in 2020 to focus on improving outcomes for young children and their…

Happy Birthday ECD! The Journey is Just Getting Started!

October 2, 2020 | Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Director, ECD
ACF's Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) is committed to engaging partners in meaningful ways and bringing unlikely partners together to push our thinking and engage in shared learning and shared action for shared…