Month: August 2014

First Five Years Fund Statement on Preschool Development Grants Competition Announcement -

Statement from First Five Years Fund (FFYF) Executive Director Kris Perry on the announcement of the Preschool Development Grants competition: Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce the launch of the $250 million Preschool Development Grants competition in Pittsburgh. FFYF applauds Congress for funding the program and this work by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Early Learning and the Department of Health and Human Services to … Read More

BUILDING A “PRESCHOOL NATION” -

Today in New York City, hundreds of parents, teachers and advocates participated in the first Preschool Nation Summit, where they shared strategies and solutions for expanding early childhood education in every community across the country. The keynote address was delivered by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose plan for universal full-day pre-K has been widely praised as one of the most significant achievements in expanding publicly … Read More