FFYF Statements

FFYF Statement On Confirmation Of HHS Secretary Tom Price -

Washington, D.C. – Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), released the following statement following the confirmation of U.S. Representative Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): “High-quality early learning and care programs are integral to supporting American families and ensuring all children have an opportunity for a strong start in life. “In his new role at HHS, … Read More

FFYF Statement On Confirmation Of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos -

Washington, D.C. – Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), released the following statement following the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education: “There is a real need for the early education system to be robust and high-quality so children enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed. “While the Department of Education has limited authority over early education programs, the Secretary … Read More

FFYF Applauds Senators Burr, King For Introduction Of PACE Act -

Bipartisan Bill Mirrors FFYF-Supported Proposal To Update Federal Child Care Tax Credits Washington, D.C. – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) endorsed U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Angus King’s (I-Maine) introduction of the bipartisan Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act. The bipartisan bill would update the federal government’s child care-related tax credits to make them more useful to American families at a time when the costs … Read More

FFYF’s Kris Perry On Opening Of The 115th Congress -

Washington, D.C. – Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), released the following statement in response to the start of the 115th Congress. “Early childhood education is a policy area where the Trump Administration and Congress can make both immediate and long-term impacts. During the 2016 campaigns, early learning and care policies that support children and working families gained unprecedented prominence on candidate platforms of both … Read More

FFYF’s Kris Perry Statement On President Obama Signing Continuing Resolution -

Washington, D.C. – In response to President Obama signing the recently passed Continuing Resolution, Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), released the following statement: “High-quality early learning and care programs are proven to make a difference in the lives of our nation’s children and working families. By supporting our youngest learners with these programs, policymakers are making a critical decision to help the next generation succeed; … Read More