Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

Bipartisan Senate Briefing Makes the Case for MIECHV Reauthorization -

The Home Visiting Coalition, in collaboration with the offices of Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Menendez (D-NJ), held a bipartisan Senate briefing on Tuesday on the importance of reauthorizing and increasing funding for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). Research demonstrates that evidence-based home visiting improves prenatal care and birth outcomes, early child health and development, school readiness, and parenting practices; while reducing incidents of child maltreatment … Read More

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

Congressional Hearing on MIECHV Highlights Evidence-Based Benefits of Home Visiting -

Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources held a hearing on the importance of reauthorizing the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, set to expire this fall. Among those invited to testify was Diana Rauner, President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund. The Subcommittee Members, including Chairman Adrian Smith and Ranking Member Danny Davis voiced their support for MIECHV and programs like it – … Read More

National Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign as Time Nears for Congress to Reauthorize MIECHV -

  First Five Years Fund is proud to be a part of the Home Visiting Coalition. In the press release below, you will find full details about our efforts to promote continued federal support of voluntary home visiting, which strengthens families in communities across the country. National Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign  as Time Nears for Congress to Reauthorize MIECHV Widely Praised, Evidence-Based … Read More