Month: February 2013

Pause the Celebration – Here Comes Sequestration -

Put away your presidential early learning initiative celebration swag: sequestration is coming to crash the party. Against the backdrop of an unprecedented commitment to comprehensive, birth-to-five early learning, Congress appears poised to allow deep, indiscriminate cuts to hit the programs that serve the very children and families the president’s proposal seeks to help. Under the deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” approved by Congress and President Obama in early … Read More

Join FFYF for a Conference Call to Discuss the President’s Early Learning Proposal -

Early Thursday, the White House released their “Plan for Early Education for All Americans.” As you can see from the statement we released in response, we think this is far more exciting than roses and chocolates. The proposed plan represents a comprehensive approach to building a birth-to-five continuum, with investments in home visiting, a new Early Head Start – Child Care partnership, Head Start, preschool, and full-day kindergarten. Read More

President Proposes Historic Investment in Early Childhood Education -

Moving America forward with effective early childhood programs from birth to five Kris Perry, executive director of the First Five Years Fund, issued the following statement: Today, President Obama has fully embraced the importance of early childhood development, putting forward a plan that supports the effective development of disadvantaged children from birth to age five—and will move America forward for generations to come. Acknowledging the iron-clad links between early childhood … Read More

FFYF Statement on the President’s 2013 State of the Union Address -

State of the Union Highlights Importance of Early Childhood Education President’s recipe for a smarter, healthier, more prosperous nation: Invest in children, start at birth Kris Perry, executive director of the First Five Years Fund, issued the following statement: “We are thrilled that the President highlighted early childhood education and drew the connection between early investments in children and better education, health and economic outcomes that will … Read More

Show Your Support as Early Learning Takes Center Stage -

Happy Fat Tuesday, everyone! As you contemplate letting the good times roll, keep in mind today’s other big event: at 9:00 Eastern, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. Even the civics class all-stars among us have been known to think of the State of the Union as a time to reminisce about favorite West Wing episodes, see the latest in bright-red power-suit fashion, and mark a … Read More