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FFYF Testifies in Favor of Statewide Competition at ED ELC Forum -

Earlier today, FFYF participated in a public forum hosted by the U.S. Department of Education about the structure of the Early Learning Challenge in FY12. FFYF firmly believes that the Early Learning Challenge must remain a competition for states, and Director of Policy and Government Relations Shiek Pal was on hand to deliver the following remarks reiterating our position. We look forward to keeping you updated on new ELC developments … Read More

Early Childhood Education Field Loses Champion -

Sargent Shriver passed away at the age of 95 on January 18. Among other remarkable public service roles, Shriver was a pioneer for the early childhood education movement. As the leader of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Shriver spearheaded the creation of Head Start in 1965—then and now, our nation’s largest and most critical federally-funded education program for children under five. Shriver innately understood the benefits of a strong … Read More