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August 24, 2016

Ed note: This post appeared in the ACF Family Room Blog and was originally posted by the Department of Education. View the post here.

Back to school time can be a hectic time for both you and the kiddos. These are some of our best back to school tips to help ensure this school year gets off to a great start!

#1: Visit the school

Walk or ride the route your child will take and make note of school patrols, crossing guards... Continue Reading

August 11, 2016

Ed note: This post originally appeared in the ACF Family Room Blog. View the post here.

Having a college degree is a key factor in long-term economic stability. Research consistently shows that individuals with a college degree have higher earnings than those without. Yet many low-income people neither enroll nor complete their education. How can we help them achieve college success?

The Pathways to Advancing Careers and... Continue Reading

August 01, 2016

During the summer months, it is easy to put learning on the back burner. Summer activities, vacations, and other priorities often get in the way, and kids can lose some of the math and reading skills they spent the previous school year building. Children risk significant ‘learning loss’ between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next. Even though all children have some learning loss during the summer, research shows that low-... Continue Reading

March 16, 2016

Benjamin Franklin famously stated that the only two certainties in life are “death and taxes.”

Let us add “homework” to Franklin’s list.

Nearly everybody – child or adult, man or woman – has dealt with the challenges and responsibilities of homework during their lives. Schoolwork does not stop at the final bell, and the work completed at home often reinforces skills and drives achievement. Research shows that time spent on... Continue Reading

October 29, 2015

Ed. Note: This is a repost from the ACF Family Room Blog on October 22, 2015. View the original post.

At the Office of Child Care, we know the need for care doesn’t end when children enter their elementary school years. And as the mother of two school-age children, I know first-hand how important it is to know my children have a safe and enriching place to go at 3 o’clock each day. The need for high quality afterschool care is no... Continue Reading

April 18, 2012

For the last three years, The Fatherhood First Project in Rapid City, S.D. has been tasked with getting dads more involved in Head Start and Early Head Start programming. This has been accomplished by Fatherhood First Specialists:

Working one-on-one with Head Start and Early Head Start dads facilitating one-on-one activities between the dads and their kids, helping them understand the value of play time with their kids. Hosting Father/... Continue Reading