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President Obama’s Top 10 Early Childhood Education Moments -

Over the past 8 years, the Obama administration and Congress – under both Democratic and Republican control – have achieved historic, bipartisan victories on early childhood education. President Obama has been a steadfast champion for America’s youngest learners, which has resulted in tremendous progress for children birth through age 5. We at FFYF have felt especially proud and honored to work with the Obama administration to lead the president’s … 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

32 Photos That Prove Little Kids Love President Obama -

For the past 8 years, Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza has taken thousands of photographs of President Obama and the First Family during their time in the White House. Souza’s images have chronicled some of the most intimate and iconic moments of this historic presidency. But more importantly, he has captured these really really adorable pictures of President & Mrs. Obama with babies and young children. President Obama’s commitment to expanding … Read More

Obama Administration Announces Rise in Nation’s High School Graduation Rates, Highlighting Progress on Early Childhood Education -

Today at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, D.C. President Obama announced that the nation’s high school graduation rates have reached a new high of 83.2 percent. President Obama used this, likely his last major Education speech, to address the range of education issues he and his Administration prioritized during its tenure. As President Obama said today, “it starts with our youngest learners. High-quality early education is one of … Read More

NEW VIDEO: White House Regional Summit on Early Childhood Dual Language Learners -

High-quality early learning for dual language learners has warranted powerful results from not only children, but educators and parents as well. Early development of dual language learners has proven to lead to improved reading, writing and school success. Earlier this summer, early childhood advocates, representatives from the business and scientific research community and leaders from the Obama administration came together at the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education … Read More