Head Start & Early Head Start

New Report Shows Head Start Is An Important Lifeline for Rural America -

A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) shows just how critical the Head Start program is for families in rural America. “A Compass for Families: Head Start in Rural America,” explores the role that Head Start plays in rural communities, both as an early education program and as a service provider in underserved rural areas. Over the past 50+ years, Head Start has served over 30 … Read More

House Omnibus Bill Includes Huge Bipartisan Funding Increases for Early Learning & Care Programs -

Late Wednesday evening, the U.S. House unveiled an omnibus government spending bill, which includes a huge funding increase for some of the nation’s vital early learning and care programs. BIG NEWS: The Omnibus government funding bill just unveiled in the House includes huge funding increases for crucial early learning and care programs! 1/4 — FirstFiveYearsFund (@firstfiveyears) March 22, 2018 Overwhelming bipartisan support on … Read More

Jennifer Garner Touts Importance of Quality Early Childhood Education in Visit to Washington, D.C. -

Actress and early childhood advocate Jennifer Garner was in Washington, D.C. today to meet with the Senate Finance Committee on the importance of voluntary home visiting opportunities and the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. During her visit to the nation’s capital, however, Garner took time to visit Educare DC – a high-quality early childhood education community center that serves the children and families of Ward 7. Read More

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW: ADVOCATING FOR HIGH-QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION -

Preserving and building on bipartisan progress In a year when divisive rhetoric, calls for resistance, and partisan distrust dominate the political headlines across the country, public support for investing in quality early childhood education from birth through age five remained an overwhelmingly unifying issue among American voters – and lawmakers – of every political persuasion. The past twelve months of advocacy and achievement build on bipartisan momentum that has been … Read More

GAO Report Finds Federal Early Learning Programs Function Symbiotically with Little Overlap or Fragmentation -

A 2017 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that the federal government’s early childhood education programs function symbiotically and collaboratively to benefit the eligible population of children and families they serve, assuaging questions about program overlap, fragmentation, or duplication. The GAO, which serves as the official audit, evaluation, and investigative institution for the federal government, regularly reports on government programs and policies. The … Read More