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Early Childhood Advocates Make the Case for Funding Critical Programs at Congressional Hearing -

On Thursday, March 16, 2017 the Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee (L-HHS) of House Appropriations convened a bipartisan hearing on FY18 budgeting priorities. This hearing came during the second consecutive week of leaders and experts in the early learning field being invited to Capitol Hill to speak on behalf of investing in children in the early years. Earlier this month, Educare D.C.’s Executive Director, Pyper Davis, testified before the House L-HHS Subcommittee … Read More

New Resources from the Child Care State Capacity Building Center -

State leaders are at the forefront of creating innovative early childhood care and learning systems around the country. The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC), one of the Office of Care’s Technical Assistance (TA) Centers, released a number of new resources this month that provide state leaders with early childhood technical assistance (TA) support. The SCBC, along with their new resources, plays a critical role in helping state and … Read More

The President and Congress Should Prioritize Early Learning And Care Programs -

WASHINGTON – This week, President Donald Trump released his preliminary budgetary blueprint for the upcoming fiscal year. This budget only includes a high-level summary of proposed funding levels and administration priorities, but as currently written, this administration’s budget includes historically deep cuts to domestic programs. While we were encouraged the budget did not mention specific cuts to federal early childhood education programs, we are concerned by the overall funding … Read More

Congressional Hearing on MIECHV Highlights Evidence-Based Benefits of Home Visiting -

Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on the importance of reauthorizing the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, set to expire this fall. Among those invited to testify was Diana Rauner, President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund. The Subcommittee Members, including Chairman Adrian Smith and Ranking Member Danny Davis voiced their support for MIECHV and programs like it – … Read More

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