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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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White House Highlights Wide Range of Approaches for Child Care Support

April 19, 2024

On the one-year anniversary of President Biden’s Executive Order on Increasing Access to High-Quality Care and Supporting Caregivers (Care EO), the White House brought together governors, advocates, and business leaders …


FFYF Statement on White House’s “Making Care Work” 

April 18, 2024

On Wednesday, April 17, the White House brought together governors, advocates, and business leaders to underscore the important role child care plays not only in supporting working families but in …


New Poll: Small Business Owners Need Federal Action on Child Care 

April 11, 2024

(Washington, DC) – A new report from Small Business Majority – a national small business organization with a network of 85,000 small businesses – has found that more than two-thirds …

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