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Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

September 25-29, 2017 National News OPINION: The case for investing in high-quality early learning Huffington Post The difficulty of describing day care Boston Globe Head Start May Offer Next-Generation Benefits, Researchers Say Education Week Four Rules for the Coming Tax Reform Debate New York Times Funding … Read More

Successful Tax Reform Must Include Robust Child Care Incentives -

81 percent of the electorate—including 74 percent of Trump voters—support providing a Child Care Tax Credit to help parents better afford quality child care Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, the White House and leaders on Capitol Hill released a framework of the tax reform plan developed by the Trump administration and Republicans in the House and Senate. The president and members of the administration have been … Read More

Bill To Reauthorize MIECHV Passes In The House Of Representatives -

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act” (H.R. 2824) in a bipartisan manner by a vote of 214-209. The bill reauthorizes the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program through FY 2022. First Five Years Fund (FFYF) executive director Kris Perry released the following statement in response to the … Read More

Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize MIECHV Introduced in the Senate -

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan bill to extend the evidence-based Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which is currently set to expire in 10 days. Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), issued the following statement in response: “Voluntary home visiting programs have demonstrated measurable benefits for children and families throughout the country. This … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

September 11-15, 2017 FFYF in the News Commentary: The future rests with Utah’s youngest residents — so expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit The Salt Lake Tribune U.S. Trails Other Industrialized Nations When It Comes to Preschool, Study Finds Education Week National News America is slowly sucking the life out of education—starting with its … Read More