Join us in asking Congress to maintain the overwhelming bipartisan momentum for early learning on Capitol Hill, and include the greatest funding increases possible in FY2020 appropriations to help ensure these essential, life-changing early childhood education programs reach more eligible children and families across the country.
Each year, Congress determines funding levels for all of the federal defense and non-defense discretionary programs, including those that support the care and education of children from birth through age five. Unlike many policy issues that rely on the success of one political party for their legislative success, early childhood education has made tremendous progress in Washington over the past decade regardless of which party holds power.
FFYF is grateful to the many bipartisan leaders who continue to be champions for early learning on Capitol Hill, having secured funding increases for many of the early childhood programs in both the House and Senate FY2020 bills.
Now, as lawmakers come together to finalize funding levels for the next fiscal year, we are hopeful for continued, strong investments in federal early learning and care programs like CCDBG, Head Start and Early Head Start, Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Sec 619 and Part C.
Click here to send a message to your members of Congress asking them to include the greatest funding increases possible to help ensure these essential, life-changing early childhood education programs reach more eligible children and families across the country.