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Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

January 23-27, 2017 Kris Perry, FFYF, and Invest in US Coverage Column: Make early childhood education a priority Tampa Bay Times Advocates Coalesce Around Tax Policy Proposals to Support Early Learning Education Week National News 6 Key Federal Policy Areas to Watch Under Trump Education Week Trump White House Hits Pause on Obama’s ESSA Accountability … Read More

FFYF Applauds Senators Burr, King For Introduction Of PACE Act -

Bipartisan Bill Mirrors FFYF-Supported Proposal To Update Federal Child Care Tax Credits Washington, D.C. – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) endorsed U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Angus King’s (I-Maine) introduction of the bipartisan Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act. The bipartisan bill would update the federal government’s child care-related tax credits to make them more useful to American families at a time when the costs … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

January 16-20, 2017 Kris Perry and FFYF Coverage Time to Expand Early Childhood Education The Huffington Post National News Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation Hearing: What to Watch for Education Week A Former Education Secretary’s Advice For Betsy DeVos NPR Ivanka Trump Lays Groundwork for Policy Role in Washington The Associated Press Medical … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

January 2-6, 2017 Kris Perry, FFYF, and Invest in US Coverage Become a champion for young children this year Durham Herald Sun National News 5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017 NPR Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families NPR Blackburn, Ivanka Trump working to make child care affordable CNN … Read More

FFYF’s Kris Perry On Opening Of The 115th Congress -

Washington, D.C. – Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), released the following statement in response to the start of the 115th Congress. “Early childhood education is a policy area where the Trump Administration and Congress can make both immediate and long-term impacts. During the 2016 campaigns, early learning and care policies that support children and working families gained unprecedented prominence on candidate platforms of both … Read More