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Governmental and Related Links

A significant amount of data is available from federal and state governmental agencies about children and families, early childhood education programs, and publicly-funded programs. Below is a non-exhaustive list of federal and state agencies and organizations representing state policymakers to help you find data, reports, issue briefs, and other helpful information.

Federal Government

http://thomas.loc.gov
Find federal legislation, House & Senate votes, and Congressional Record
http://www.senate.gov
U.S. Senate (members and committees)
http://www.house.gov
U.S. House of Representatives (members and committees)
http://www.ed.gov
Federal Department of Education
http://www. hhs.gov
Federal Department of Health & Human Services
http://www.acf.hhs.gov
Administration on Children & Families (includes TANF, Head Start and Child Care Bureau)
http://www.dol.gov
Department of Labor
http://www.bls.gov
Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.ag.gov
Department of Agriculture (nutrition programs)
http://www.gao.gov
Government Accounting Office (program reports)

State government

http://www.nga.org
National Governors' Association with links to governors' websites
http://www.ncsl.org
National Conference of State Legislatures with links to individual legislature websites
http://www.ccsso.org
Council of Chief State School Officers with links to each state department of education
http://nccic.org/statedata/dirs/statehp.html
State Child Care Agency Contacts
http://nccic.org/statedata/dirs/statecollab.html
State Head Start Collaboration Office Contacts