Month: July 2013

The Voters Have Spoken – And They Overwhelmingly Support Early Learning -

The results are in! American voters know now what early learning advocates have known for years: if we want our children to have a strong start in life, we need the country to make serious investments in early childhood education, and we need to make them now. The First Five Years Fund is delighted to release the results of a national survey of voters which finds that a significant majority … Read More

Keep the Heat on Congress this Summer -

We all applauded earlier this month when the Senate Appropriations Committee passed a funding bill with historic levels of support for quality, birth-to-five early learning programs. Now it’s the House of Representatives turn, and things are likely to get a little less cheery. When the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee marks up their appropriations bill Thursday morning, they’re going to be starting … Read More

Senate Appropriators Show Strong Support for Early Learning -

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee made an important and exciting step toward an historic investment in early learning. Building on work done earlier this week by the Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education, they marked up a funding bill that would: Leverage existing Early Head Start and child care resources by providing $1.6 billion in funding to expand Early Head Start through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships. This will … Read More

First Five Years Fund Statement on Senate FY 14 Appropriations for Early Learning -

The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee marked up their FY14 appropriations bill earlier this morning. The First Five Years Fund issued the following statement:   The First Five Years Fund applauds the work done today by the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations to increase funding levels for early learning programs that set children on a … Read More

First Five Years Fund Rallies 4 Babies -

The First Five Years Fund is proud to join U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, actor and Save the Children Artist Ambassador Jennifer Garner, America’s Promise Alliance chair of the board Alma Powell, children’s musician Laurie Berkner, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien and more than a dozen national organizations to “Rally4Babies” today and demonstrate ongoing national support for investing in … Read More