Author: First Five Years Fund

National Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign as Time Nears for Congress to Reauthorize MIECHV -

  First Five Years Fund is proud to be a part of the Home Visiting Coalition. In the press release below, you will find full details about our efforts to promote continued federal support of voluntary home visiting, which strengthens families in communities across the country. National Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign  as Time Nears for Congress to Reauthorize MIECHV Widely Praised, Evidence-Based … Read More

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2016 -

In a year when partisan politics captivated the spotlight across America, one issue continued to transcend the “left vs. right” divide and made tremendous progress at the federal level: early childhood education. Congress and the Obama administration achieved bipartisan victories for America’s youngest learners in 2016. FFYF’s latest national bipartisan poll proved definitively that, even in an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress … Read More

The House Committee on Ways and Means Hosts Bipartisan Briefing on Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Education Program (MIECHV) -

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means hosted a bipartisan briefing for staff on the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Education (MIECHV) program. MIECHV is a federal-state partnership that supports voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories. MIECHV programs connect families with highly trained community based home visitors who  partner with at-risk families from pregnancy to help … Read More

Obama Administration Announces Rise in Nation’s High School Graduation Rates, Highlighting Progress on Early Childhood Education -

Today at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. President Obama announced that the nation’s high school graduation rates have reached a new high of 83.2 percent. President Obama used this, likely his last major Education speech, to address the range of education issues he and his Administration prioritized during its tenure. As President Obama said today, “it starts with our youngest learners. High-quality early education is one of … Read More

Hillary Clinton Details Early Childhood Development Policy Agenda -

As an organization that works with both parties to increase opportunities at the federal level for low-income children and their families, we have witnessed firsthand the bipartisan nature of addressing this issue. In recent years, Congress has both increased investments in core early childhood programs and addressed policy changes that increase quality and access for children who need it most. And this comes largely in response to the groundswell of … Read More