Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

Top 7 Moments from This Week’s House Committee Hearing on Early Childhood Education -

Today a subcommittee of the U.S. House Education & Workforce Committee held a hearing on the federal early childhood education and child care programs. The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education hosted, “Opportunities for State Leadership of Early Childhood Programs,” and featured testimony from early childhood scholars and practitioners, as well as a representative from the Government Accountability Office: Ms. Cindy Brown Barnes Director of … Read More

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Investments in Home Visiting Programs -

American voters agree: early childhood education must be a priority for Congress and the administration. According to the First Five Years Fund’s 2017 annual poll, 78% of voters support investments in home visiting programs that help parents support their child’s early learning, health, and emotional development. Our polling also shows us that this is not a partisan issue. Majorities of every partisan persuasion also say these investments are important … Read More

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