U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Early Childhood Development 2016 Accomplishments

The Administration for Children and Families’ (ACF) Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the focal point within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for early childhood health and development at the Federal level. The Office provides oversight to two of the largest Federal programs—Head Start and Child Care, including the new Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships (EHS-CCP). The Office also co-administers the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including important Tribal efforts. Finally, the Office co-administers the Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge grants and Preschool Development Grants with the U.S. Department of Education (ED).