Month: January 2017

Two New Reports Show Increased Need for Federal Investments in Early Learning & Care -

Two new reports from the U.S. Departments of Education and Health & Human Services, as well as the Government Accountability Office, shine light on the need for greater federal investments in early childhood learning and care. The first of the two reports comes from the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS). The report, “The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of … Read More

Early Childhood Education Action Tank Releases Tax Policy Recommendations to Expand High-Quality Early Learning -

The First Five Years Fund and a diverse coalition of children’s advocacy groups, businesses and financial institutions, convened by Save the Children Action Network, have released a report with tax policy recommendations aimed at expanding access to high-quality early learning in the U.S. These recommendations could become part of comprehensive tax reform legislation planned by the new Congress and incoming Administration. The group, called the … Read More

President Obama’s Top 10 Early Childhood Education Moments -

Over the past 8 years, the Obama administration and Congress – under both Democratic and Republican control – have achieved historic, bipartisan victories on early childhood education. President Obama has been a steadfast champion for America’s youngest learners, which has resulted in tremendous progress for children birth through age 5. We at FFYF have felt especially proud and honored to work with the Obama administration to lead the president’s … Read More

New Funding Allows Over 600 Head Start Programs to Expand Full-Day, Full-Year Offerings -

Head Start grantees will soon receive new funding to expand the school day for low-income children around the country. The Office of Head Start announced on Tuesday that it will distribute $290 million to 665 Head Start and Early Head Start programs around the country to expand their full-day, full-year offerings in follow up to Congress acting on the need to invest in the most vulnerable children by providing this … Read More

ED Announces $3 Million in Preschool Pay for Success Grants -

Last month, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced more than $3 million in grants for Preschool Pay for Success feasibility pilots. Through innovative funding strategies, these grants will help eight government organizations at the state and local level to increase access to quality preschool and improve educational outcomes for our nation’s youngest learners. Among the winners are one state (Minnesota), one charter school, one school district and five local … Read More