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September 26, 2018

This is to inform you that the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) was posted Friday, September 7th.

The PDG B-5 (FOA) solicits applications from 50 states and 6 territories.  States and territories can apply f...

July 11, 2018

Deadline for Submitting Applications To Use FY 2018 Tribal CCDF Program Funds for Construction or a Major Renovation Extended to August 1

Tribal Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program funding has more than doubled in fiscal year (FY) 2018. This funding increase...

June 9, 2018

Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV)

Program Analyst Position
 

Business Strategy Consultants seeks an experienced program analyst with a background in social science or public policy to carry out a number of program and policy relat...

December 7, 2016

The Administration for Children and Families has released a number of joint HHS/Department of Education (ED) policy statements of interest to early childhood programs and tribal communities. 

ACF has released with the Department of Education a Policy Statement on s...

August 3, 2016

By: Rachel Schumacher

The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 made major changes designed to protect the health and safety of children in early care and education (ECE) settings. The foundation of high-quality child care that promotes child develo...

April 7, 2016

When we talk about school readiness, we often focus on preschool children who are getting ready for the transition to kindergarten. However, is preschool early enough? A new report from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children...

February 18, 2016

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $135 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families thr...

October 5, 2015

 

At ACF, we work to ensure that all children – especially children who experience poverty and other challenging circumstances – have early childhood experiences that build the foundation for their success in school and in life.  We administer Head Start, child care, ho...

September 28, 2015

  

Dear Colleagues:

 

The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce the Federal Register publication of the Second Notice of the Proposed Information Collection Activity and Comment Request regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2016–2018 Child Care and Development F...

September 17, 2015

This week the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education released a policy statement highlighting the importance of making sure that all young children with disabilities have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs. The policy stateme...

September 8, 2015

The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG Act) makes several references to children’s social-emotional and behavioral health. In particular, the CCDBG Actrequires States to provide consumer education information to families; the general public; and...

August 31, 2015

 

The Packard Foundation is partnering with Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) to award toolkits to support early care and education (ECE) providers in meeting LMCC’s goals. These toolkits include supplies and materials to directly support an ECE center’s or a home’s Let’s M...

August 20, 2015

Resources from the 2015 State and Territory Administrators Meeting (STAM 2015) are now available on the Child Care Technical Assistance Network Web site. Note: Some presenters requested that their presentations and resources not be made public, so not all mee...

August 6, 2015

Dear Colleagues:

 

We are pleased to share this Information Memorandum (IM), which provides policy and program guidance for the Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP). The IM was jointly developed by the Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Offic...

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