Month: December 2014

“Invest in US” — A New Call to Action -

FFYF Executive Director Kris Perry (far right) at the White House Summit on Early Education. Last week was an amazing turning point for high-quality early childhood development. FFYF had the honor of participating in the White House Summit for Early Learning on Wednesday, where President Obama launched Invest in US, a new national challenge to business leaders, philanthropists, elected officials and members of the public to help expand … Read More

First Five Years Fund Statement on Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations for Early Learning Passed by House and Senate -

Statement from First Five Years Fund (FFYF) Executive Director Kris Perry on FY 15 Appropriations for early learning: The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) applauds the Senate and House for continuing to support early childhood education programs as part of the Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations agreement. In a tight budget, appropriators increased funding by $75 million to states for child care, as part of the Child Care and Development … Read More

First Five Years Fund Statement on Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations for Early Learning -

Statement from First Five Years Fund (FFYF) Executive Director Kris Perry on Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations for early learning: The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) applauds the Senate and House for federal funding provided to early childhood education programs as part of the Fiscal Year 2015 appropriations agreement finalized today.  In a tight budget, appropriators agreed to increase funding by $75 million to states for child care, as part … Read More

Time for Congress to Take the Next Step for Children -

When President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) reauthorization into law, it was a great victory for children and families. But signing the bill was just the first step. Now we need Congress to fund CCDBG and the other critical federal programs for families with young children. These first days of December are extremely important if we are going to provide the resources to support … Read More