Head Start & Early Head Start

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

New Funding Allows Over 600 Head Start Programs to Expand Full-Day, Full-Year Offerings -

Head Start grantees will soon receive new funding to expand the school day for low-income children around the country. The Office of Head Start announced on Tuesday that it will distribute $290 million to 665 Head Start and Early Head Start programs around the country to expand their full-day, full-year offerings in follow up to Congress acting on the need to invest in the most vulnerable children by providing this … 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

FFYF & The Atlantic Host Political & Policy Discussion: The ABC’s of Early Childhood -

On Wednesday, FFYF sponsored an event with The Atlantic: Politics & Policy to discuss the ABC’s of Early Childhood. The event featured two panel discussions about what this unprecedented election season might mean for early care and learning inside the beltway. The first panel featured Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas and Republican Congressman Buddy Carter of Georgia – two champions of early childhood on Capitol Hill. Moderator Steve Clemons … Read More

Office of Head Start Celebrates Early Childhood Screening Week -

Early Screenings are vital to a child’s overall health and development. It is often the first opportunity in a child’s life to identify concerns as well as mitigate costs and interventions in later child development. To raise awareness of this critical piece to supporting child outcomes, the Office of Head Start is celebrating Early Childhood Screening Week. During this week, the Office of Head Start is shining light on the … Read More