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The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning in partnership with the Office of Head Start is celebrating the strengths of children who are dual language learners and shining a light on practices and resources to help promote and continue building on those strengths...

The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement, in collaboration with the EarlyEdU Alliance®, has developed the Family Engagement in Early Care and...

Use this research-based resource to support early childhood state systems-building efforts to advance family engagement.

This resource is a sample strategic plan that outlines the elements of a successful strategic plan, including strategic action plan focus by year.

Find simple recipes for healthy snacks that young children can make in Head Start programs or at home with their families. Recipes appeared in Brush Up on Oral Health issues published between 2012 and 2017.

In the Embracing Health and Wellness series, learn about current research topics, best practices, and safety tips for Head Start and child care programs. Discover tips for supporting staff and engaging families.

Explore this resource to learn more about how to use social media to partner with families to support their children’s learning and development.

State, Territory, and Tribal child care administrators and others may use this resource to support consumer education and family engagement.

Explore this brief to learn about a set of resources designed to help build knowledge and strengthen practices for implementing family engagement. They may be used to support professional development for early childhood and school-age care and education professionals.

Having access to safe and affordable child care is a critical issue for parents and other caregivers. Families face numerous decisions when balancing their work and home life, especially when it comes to choosing the type of care they will use.