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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

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

May 15-19, 2017 National News Sheryl Sandberg Calls for U.S. Policy Changes to Aid Working Mothers Bloomberg Trump calls for more women’s health care, paid family leave options POLITICO Seventeen State ESSA Plans Now Complete and Ready for Review Education Week Children in Head Start … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

  May 7-12, 2017   FFYF in the News Four Education Priorities Democrats and Republicans Can Agree On Education Week Universal pre-K has broad bipartisan support. But it’s not a priority in Washington. trustED Embracing vocational skills will help solve the school dropout dilemma The Hill National News To Lift Growth, Janet Yellen Says, Make It Easier for Women to Work The … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

May 1-5, 2017 National News Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education Education Week NBCUniversal Is Building Its Own Children’s Channel The New York Times Five unanswered questions about Trump’s tax plan The Hill How Trump’s New Tax Plan Could Actually Relieve Parents’ … 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