Budget & Appropriations

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

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

Early Learning Leader Testifies Before Congress: Increase Support for Early Childhood Programs in FY18 -

The budgeting and appropriations process for FY2018 is underway in Congress, and earlier today, the House L-HHS Subcommittee of Appropriations held a bipartisan hearing in which 19 witnesses weighed in on FY2018 budgeting priorities. Pyper Davis, the Executive Director of Educare D.C., testified before Chairman Cole, Ranking Member DeLauro, and the members of the Subcommittee about the importance of investing in the federal early learning programs across the birth to … 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

Child Tax Credit Expansion Emerges as Bipartisan Opportunity to Support Youngest Children -

Politico’s Brian Faler recently reported on how Republicans and Democrats might be able to find common ground next year on expanding the child tax credit. Doing so would be a step in the right direction. Advancing the welfare of young children should be something that appeals to every political lean. Our tax code has a long history of incentivizing important social priorities, including college education, homeownership and saving … Read More