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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: A Deep Dive Into Dual Language Learners

October 13, 2023

As FFYF commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month, we take a moment to reflect on the remarkable contributions of Latinx communities across the United States.  In recognizing and celebrating our nation’s Latinx …

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New Report Highlights Barriers to Child Care Assistance for Latinx Families

October 11, 2023

Brief highlights child care subsidy staff perspectives on policy implementation practices and effective outreach with latinx families in California. Latinx* children make up approximately 35% of those eligible for subsidized …

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The First Five Things to Know About: Representative Ashley Hinson

September 21, 2023

As part of an ongoing series on the Bipartisan Child Care and Pre-K Caucus, First Five Years Fund is chatting with each of the co-chairs about their role as a …

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The First Five Things to Know About: Representative Suzanne Bonamici

September 21, 2023

As part of an ongoing series on the Bipartisan Child Care and Pre-K Caucus, First Five Years Fund is chatting with each of the co-chairs about their role as a …

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The Multiple Benefits of Cost Models for Child Care

September 15, 2023

In the early care and education (ECE) policy space, we most often hear the term “cost model” associated with states determining provider reimbursement rates for Child Care and Development Block …

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FFYF’S 2023 State Fact Sheets

July 31, 2023

Our new analysis of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. shows that child care and early learning programs have tremendous impacts on young children, their families, and the economy at …

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The First Five Things to Know About: the House Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus

July 24, 2023

Addressing the child care needs of families across America is a critical element to strengthening our communities and our economy. For years, the House Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus …

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Federal Investments are the Foundation for State and Local Early Care and Education Programs

July 18, 2023

Our nation depends on child care. Today, 26.8 million people—16% of the U.S. workforce—rely on child care to work or attend school. But the high cost and limited supply of …

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The First Five Things To Know About: A New Poll Showing West Virginia Voter Support For Child Care Funding

July 14, 2023

In July 2023, Public Opinion Strategies completed a poll on behalf of the First Five Years Fund, examining West Virginia voters’ attitudes toward the issue of child care and early …

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