Author: Fae Rabin

More National Groups Voice Input for Successful Implementation of New Preschool Development Grants -

In recent weeks, national organizations have submitted letters to the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and the U.S. Education (ED) Secretary Betsy DeVos on implementation of the new Preschool Development Grant (PDG) program. The First Five Years Fund and twenty other national organizations submitted a joint letter to the secretaries on April 26th, and shortly after the National Head Start Association shared comments with the … Read More

After Bipartisan Promise of Doubling Child Care Funding, Congress Must Seal the Deal -

On February 9th Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) that included a bipartisan budget deal to keep the government funded through March 23, 2018. The bill also allowed appropriators to incorporate new, higher, spending caps into a FY2018 Omnibus spending bill, that includes an unprecedented $5.8 billion in funding over two years for the Child Care and Development Block Grant program (CCDBG). Unfortunately, as the deadline quickly approached, recent disagreement … Read More

Two-Generational Suite of Efforts Shows Quality Child Care is Unmistakably Consequential to Strengthening the Workforce -

There are nearly 15 million American children under the age of six with working parents. Being able to afford quality child care continues to be one of one of the largest financial burdens facing working families, moreover, it has proven to be cost prohibitive for many. Public assistance programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are intended to break the cycle of poverty, by allowing these families to gain … Read More

Access to Home Visiting Can Save Families Affected by Opioid Crisis -

Bringing an end to the opioid crisis will require a coordinated, comprehensive effort that is inclusive of home visiting, a highly effective, evidence-based early childhood intervention providing personal support for families from pregnancy through their children’s first years of life. Opioid addiction has had a swift and deadly impact on communities, whether they be rural or urban, economically disadvantaged or affluent. During the Ounce of Prevention’s Seventh Annual Home … Read More

With Few Days Left in Congress’ Legislative Calendar, Families Hope for Action on MIECHV -

Home visiting programs pair families looking for additional support and mentoring with trained home visitors such as nurses, social workers, and educators. Ensuring the preservation of the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) must be a top priority for Congress. MIECHV is a crucial source of funding support that enables states to serve eligible families with home visiting services, and its two-year extension made under the CHIP … Read More