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October 23, 2017

Business Strategy Consultants seeks one experienced social scientist to work on research and evaluation activities. This position will support the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE)’s Division of Family Strengthening in the U.S. Department of Health and...

June 28, 2017

The Office of Child Care has announced the National Center on Tribal Early Childhood Development (NCTECD) upcoming national webinar series on the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule for Tribes.

Webinar 1: Health and Safety

NCTECD’s first webinar—“Ensuring t...

December 9, 2016

The Office of Child Care (OCC) is pleased to announce the release of an Information Memorandum describing opportunities for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies to make child care assistance work better for student parents. Helping parents succeed in fu...

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...

November 11, 2016

From Rachel Schumacher, Director of the Office of Child Care

In the Office of Child Care (OCC), we know that investing in expanding access to affordable, high-quality child care not only supports the economic stability of low-income working families but also grows our n...

Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative

Learn More Hear and Now:

 

Improving Evidence-Based Hearing Screening
Practices for Children 3 to 5 Years of Age
in Head Start Programs

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
3–4 p.m. EDT

 

Register Online Now!

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Each day, ch...

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...

January 22, 2016

Make your voice heard!

 

With the re-authorization of the Child Care and Development Fund last year, the Administration for Children and Families developed new regulatory requirements for the implementation of the CCDF.

 

The regulatory requirements are in the comment phas...

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 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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