Grow America Stronger

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

REPORT: Save the Children Action Network’s Innovative Financing for Early Childhood Education -

Americans on both side of the aisle agree: investing in early childhood education should be a national priority. Not only are such investments critical for children’s brain development, but the research shows there is a strong return on investment for every $1 spent on early childhood education. Everyone agrees this work is important, but how do we pay for it? Today the Save Children Action Network (SCAN) released … Read More

Take Action: Tell Congress To Include Early Childhood Education in ESEA Reauthorization -

Right now, Congress is debating the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and we need your help to ensure a dedicated funding stream for early childhood education is included in the bill’s reauthorization. On Thursday, March 5, you can raise your voice and tell the Senate you want early childhood education to be included in ESEA! If you live in one of the states listed below, one of your senators is … Read More

BUILDING A “PRESCHOOL NATION” -

Today in New York City, hundreds of parents, teachers and advocates participated in the first Preschool Nation Summit, where they shared strategies and solutions for expanding early childhood education in every community across the country. The keynote address was delivered by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose plan for universal full-day pre-K has been widely praised as one of the most significant achievements in expanding publicly … Read More