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EDUCATION AND CHILD CARE

Education for Children

In the United States, children can attend public school from kindergarten to grade 12.

The links below provide information on the public school system, the role of the Parent Teacher Association, programs such as Head Start, and other topics related to education for children.

The Education System in the United States
USA Education in Brief is a U.S. Department of State (DOS) publication that provides an overview of the educational system in the United States.


Find Public Schools, Colleges, and Libraries Near You
The National Center for Education Statistics provides a search tool to help you find public schools, private schools, colleges, and libraries in your local area.


Government Preschool Program for Low-Income Children
Head Start is the federal program for preschool children and their low-income families. Search for a program in your local area and find resources and information for parents with young children. This site is also available in Spanish.


Free and Low-Cost School Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides information about the program that provides low-cost or free nutritious meals to children in schools.


Get Involved With Your Child's School
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an organization of parents, teachers, and staff that works to facilitate parental participation in schools. Find information about your local PTA and how to get involved.


Prevent and Respond to Bullying
Stopbullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.


Official Government Web Portal for Kids
Kids.gov is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. This website links kids, parents, and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web that are geared to the learning level and interests of children.


Help Your Child Learn to Read – Birth through Preschool
A Child Becomes a Reader: Birth to Preschool is a publication developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It describes activities that parents can do with their children to improve reading skills.


Help Your Child Learn to Read – Kindergarten through Grade 3
A Child Becomes a Reader: Kindergarten through Grade 3 is a publication developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It describes activities that parents can do with their children to improve reading skills.