Child Care Development Block Grants

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

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

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