Thank you all for your swift and vocal outreach in support of Senator Harkin’s amendment to the Continuing Resolution that would have increased funding for Head Start and child care. Unfortunately, the 54 votes it garnered fell shy of the 60 votes it needed, and the amendment was defeated.
Many of us are getting back to the daily grind and setting goals for the new year. Congress is getting back to work, too, and since the First Five Years Fund is in a resolution-making frame of mind, we’ve got a few suggestions.
Congress Postpones Early Childhood Education Spending Cut Decisions Until March
First Five Years Fund Urges Legislators to Protect and Invest in Early Childhood Education to Strengthen Economy
Early childhood education programs will be spared the prospect of the largest across-the-board cuts in history, but only temporarily, under a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff," approved by Congress earlier this week.
In the rollercoaster ride that is early learning advocacy, we’ve endured many a loop-de-loop and our fair share of hairpin turns. Now, with the election behind us, you might be feeling the labored chugging and nervous anticipation that comes with a steep climb. Hold on, everybody: we’re approaching the fiscal cliff.