Early Learning:
Partnerships with Federal Agencies and Others

Early Learning...


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) are committed to working together to significantly expand and improve services for young children and their families. ED and HHS work together to support state-level innovation through the Preschool Development Grants.



  • Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services [OSERS]
  • Office of Elementary and Secondary Education [OESE]
    • Innovation and Early Learning Programs [IELP]
  • Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development [OPEPD]
  • Institute of Education Sciences [IES]
  • Office of English Language Acquisition [OELA]


  • Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
    • Office of Early Childhood Development [ECD]
    • Office of Head Start [OHS]
    • Office of Child Care [OCC]
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation [ASPE]
  • Health Resources and Services Administration [HRSA]
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention [CDC]


ED and HHS have developed joint policy statements on issues that are important to improving early learning programs including:

Last Modified: 12/07/2023