Month: March 2012

Ed Announces Early Learning Grants for States in 2012 -

In an eagerly-anticipated moment for early learning, the U.S. Department of Education revealed its intention to fund additional state-level grants for early learning as part of Race to the Top. We applaud the Administration’s decision to maintain the momentum generated during last year’s competition by continuing state funding for systems-building in early learning. FFYF has long advocated that states are best placed to develop and implement the quality framework that … Read More

Farewell and Best Wishes -

On my last day as Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund, I’m acutely aware of both the changes we’ve seen and the changes we hope lie ahead. I hope you’ll indulge one last reflection, and a final rallying cry. Bolstered by your experiences, policy recommendations and advocacy zeal, we saw in the last four years the first real expansion of Early Head Start, slight upward mobility in Head … Read More