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Document Number: 11094

Early Learning and Child Care: Federal Funds Support Multiple Programs with Similar Goals - Federal support for early learning and child care goes to 45 programs enrolling children from birth to age 5, the largest of which is Head Start. The other programs vary in size, target population and structure. In its 2012 report, GAO noted that Education and HHS needed to extend their coordination efforts to other agencies with early learning and child care programs. As of December 2013, the agencies had taken initial steps toward greater coordination but need to follow through with their plans to include these other federal agencies in an inter-departmental work group. (Kay E. Brown, U.S. Government Accountability Office, February 2014)...

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