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Senate Tax Framework Maintains Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit -

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Finance Committee released its tax reform proposal, which maintains the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC). The Senate tax writing committee’s treatment of the CDCTC, which aligns with the tax plan released by the House last week, reaffirms that lawmakers are committed to preserving this critical tax credit for working families, even if it falls short of what families really need. While maintaining the … Read More

Is the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit on the Chopping Block? -

WASHINGTON – With House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) poised to release the committee’s tax reform proposal on Wednesday, there is still no clarity on the future of the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) – the only provision in the tax code specifically created to help working families with the cost of work-related child care. In recent weeks, a number of competing priorities have put the … 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

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

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

January 18-22, 2016 Kris Perry, FFYF and Invest in US Coverage Investing in early childhood education The Chieftain – Online Guest columnist: Early childhood education must be a priority The Citizen-Times Learning expectations for kindergartners: More demanding than ever com Presidential Candidates Jeb Bush says education plan promotes choice USA Today Online How Jeb Bush wants to shake up education from … Read More