FFYF Statements

FFYF Statement On the Trump Administration’s FY18 Budget Proposal -

Washington, D.C. – Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), released the following statement upon the unveiling of the administration’s fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget proposal: “The overwhelming research makes clear quality early childhood education for children from birth through age five is among the best investments we as a society can make. Congress has consistently recognized the importance of early learning and care programs. The … Read More

FFYF Statement On Increased Early Learning And Care Funding In FY17 Omnibus Bill -

Washington, D.C. – Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), released the following statement in response to Congress passing the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill, which increased or maintained existing funding for early learning programs for the fourth consecutive year: “We applaud Members of Congress from both parties for coming together to recognize the critical importance of high-quality early childhood education programs for America’s youngest children and their families. “Increased and sustained … Read More

FFYF Statement on the Inclusion of Child Care in the President’s Tax Plan -

Washington, D.C. – Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced details of its tax proposal that includes efforts to address the high cost of child care: “We are pleased that the administration is drawing attention to the importance of making early learning and care more affordable. A strong, bipartisan child care tax plan should make the tax code … Read More

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