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Press Release: Kris Perry Named New Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund -

For immediate release Aug. 27, 2012 Media contact: Dan Kaufman 202-667-0901 Dan.Kaufman@widmeyer.com Kris Perry Named New Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund Nation’s leading early childhood advocacy organization selects one of California’s top child advocates Washington, Aug. 27, 2012 – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) today announced the appointment of Kris Perry as its new executive director. Perry, a nationally recognized early … Read More

Bipartisan Policy Summit: Early Learning Drives Economic Health -

Republicans, Democrats agree: Early Childhood Education Plays a Crucial Role in Ensuring Nation’s Long Term Economic Health WASHINGTON DC, July 31 – Experts from both sides of the aisle gathered today to discuss the role early childhood education plays in the economy—and in the election. Hosted by the First Five Years Fund and moderated by National Journal correspondent Fawn Johnson, the summit explored the heightened importance of national investments … Read More

First Five Years Fund applauds U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top District competition proposal -

Media contact: K. Shiek Pal Email: spal@ffyf.org Phone: (202) 248-5077 The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) applauds the U.S. Department of Education for incorporating early learning provisions into today’s Race to the Top District competition proposal. “We appreciate the Department’s acknowledgment that high-quality early learning makes an important contribution to achieving our nation’s K-12 education goals,” said K. Shiek Pal, Director of Policy & Government Relations for the … Read More