The Family Room Blog

Head Start Programs Are for Families

October 29, 2021 | JooYeun Chang, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Children and Families
Family is the heart of the mission for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). We believe that families are the most important partner when it comes to improving outcomes for individual children, families, and…

October is Head Start Awareness Month!

October 7, 2021 | Bernadine Futrell, Director, Office of Head Start
Head Start programs partner with families to help America’s children succeed in school and in life. Serving more than a million children from birth to 5 each year, Head Start programs are integral contributors to the…

Renewing our commitment to inclusive early childhood programs and practices

July 13, 2021 | Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, Office of Early Childhood Development
ACF and the Office of Early Childhood Development is committed to serving the needs of children with disabilities and their families.

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…