Child Care Development Block Grants

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

Congress Devotes Nearly $1 Billion in New Money for Early Childhood Education in Omnibus Spending Bill -

Omnibus spending bill increases funding for Child Care and Development Block Grant, Early Head Start, and Head Start WASHINGTON – Today the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill, which includes nearly $1 billion in new money for early childhood education.  Funding for the major federal programs that support critical early learning opportunities for young children from low-income families, the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), … Read More

Early Education News – Daily Digest -

Kris Perry, FFYF and Invest in US Coverage The No Child Left Behind Overhaul Could Seriously Help Preschools The Huffington Post National News Child Care Subsidies Are Getting a Second Look GOVERNING Key Components of Education Bill Headed for Final Approval Associated Press Outdated education law up for major makeover in Senate Associated Press … Read More

Early Education News — Daily Digest -

National & Trade Inequality: Where Right and Left Agree – The Daily Beast ‘Our Kids’: Will the next generation of Americans enjoy the American Dream? – American Enterprise Institute Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Root Causes and Solutions – Education Week Millennials More Accepting of Working Moms Than Past Generations – HealthDay News Finding Child Care Resources for Community College Students – U.S. News … Read More