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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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FFYF Statement on the Passing of Rasheed Malik

June 13, 2024

Our hearts are heavy upon receiving the news of the passing of Rasheed Malik. As an unmatched researcher and policy expert, Rasheed leaves an enduring legacy as a steadfast champion …


FFYF Capsule Collection: Tax Policy and Child Care

June 7, 2024

Millions of American families today are struggling to find the affordable, reliable, quality child care they depend on to go to work. This has a devastating impact on our youngest …


FFYF & Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus Host “Child Care Means Business” Event

June 6, 2024

On June 4th, First Five Years Fund, in conjunction with the Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus, hosted lawmakers, bipartisan Congressional staffers, and early learning advocates for a “Child Care …

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