Budget & Appropriations

Early Childhood Programs Receive Continued Federal Support in FY18 from Senate Appropriations Committee -

The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Notably, the spending proposals passed by the full Senate Appropriations Committee held steady or increased FY18 funding for several critical early childhood programs: “At a time of great fiscal challenges in Congress, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s vote … Read More

NEW NATIONAL POLL: Majorities Of Trump And Clinton Supporters Unite On Early Childhood Education -

Washington, D.C. – In an otherwise polarized election, 90 percent of voters – including 78 percent of Trump supporters and 97 percent of Clinton supporters – agree that Congress and the next president must make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income families. The poll released today by the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) found that by a three-to-one margin, voters prefer the next … Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves $60 Million Increase in Early Learning Funding -

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $161.857 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2017, which included bipartisan measures to increase or sustain funding for core early learning programs. This is the first bipartisan spending bill passed out of the Senate committee in seven years. “After a year of historic support for early childhood education in Congress, we’re pleased to see this sign of continued a bipartisan commitment … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

March 14-18, 2016 Presidential Candidates Chelsea Clinton’s visit highlights importance of early childhood education Columbia Missourian Online Early Education Should Be a No-brainer for Presidential Candidates The Huffington Post Hillary Clinton Releases New Ad Targeting Arizona’s Abysmal Education Record Phoenix New Times  National News Costs of Inequality: For Blacks and Hispanics, Faster Lives and Quicker Deaths S. News & World … Read More