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For a child, the first five years last forever.

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Voters care about child care and early learning

At a time when voters don’t agree on much, it is striking to see consistent bipartisan support for increasing federal funding to expand child care programs. Voters want action from policymakers in Congress and the White House.

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State fact sheets

Federal funding provides child care and early learning programs in all 50 states. FFYF’s annual analysis shows the impact on young children, and our economy.

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Contact your lawmakers

Federal programs that provide the foundation for accessible, affordable, and quality child care have broad bipartisan support. Lawmakers need to hear from you to prioritize, protect, and build on these programs for strong families, children, and communities.

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New BPC Report: A Look into Child Care Workforce Licensing Requirements

February 22, 2024

Every day, early childhood educators play a crucial role in nurturing and shaping the minds of our youngest learners. Yet, the qualifications required for this essential workforce vary drastically across …


New: Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Child Care Tax Incentives Introduced

February 15, 2024

The New PACE Act: Today, U.S. House Reps. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act, a bill to enhance existing provisions …


The First Five Things to Know About: The PACE Act

February 15, 2024

Millions of working families with young children need quality child care, but the eye-watering cost of care today means many can’t afford it. And without it, many parents are forced …

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