Child Care Development Block Grants

Bipartisan Budget Passed By Congress Extends Critical Support For Federal Home Visiting Program -

Bipartisan bill secures five-year reauthorization for MIECHV, negotiates doubling funding for CCDBG WASHINGTON – Early this morning, Congress passed a bipartisan budget bill, which includes an agreement to increase domestic spending caps and contains substantial victories for America’s young children from birth through age five. Notably, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which expired in September of 2017, … Read More

Progress for Home Visiting, Child Care in Senate Budget Deal -

Bipartisan Senate agreement proposes 5-year reauthorization for MIECHV, double funding for CCDBG WASHINGTON –A deal negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to raise domestic spending caps included major victories for America’s young children from birth through age 5. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which expired in September of 2017, was reauthorized for five years, alongside other health extenders. Additionally, … Read More

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