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The First Five Things to Know: The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

April 13, 2023

For millions of working parents with small children, child care is a major expense. It is also a necessary expense, as many parents are unable to work without it. The …

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The First Five Things to Know: Impact of the Child Care Crisis on Women & Mothers

March 8, 2023

Over the past several years, the U.S. has altered the landscape of motherhood, piling on even more new pressures and demands. The ongoing child care crisis is keeping women out …

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FFYF Federal Guide to Early Learning and Care Programs

January 18, 2023

The 118th Congress has the opportunity to invest in America’s children, working families, and the economy through high-quality early childhood education. This resource book is an introduction to the foundational …

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Early Learning and Child Care: Unaffordable, Unattainable, Unsustainable

January 18, 2023

Parents and employers rely on affordable, quality child care to support a robust workforce – but it’s often out of reach for too many Child care is an integral pillar …

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ABCs of Federal Early Learning and Child Care Funding Streams

January 16, 2023

Every year, millions of children who range in age from birth through five benefit from an array of federal early learning and care programs. While there are different early learning …

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Moving Early Learning and Care Forward: Federal Legislative Proposals from Lawmakers on Both Sides of the Aisle

January 5, 2023

While Congress has put forward numerous federal early learning and care proposals over many years, FFYF has curated a sampling of bills authored by Democrats and Republicans that work to …

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House Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize CCDBG

December 2, 2022

Last night, Reps. Ashley Hinson (R-IA) and Burgess Owens (R-UT) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG), a federal program that supports states’ ability …

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2022 Voter and Small Business Polling Memo

November 30, 2022

On behalf of First Five Years Fund, Hart Research (D) and New Bridge Strategy (R) recently completed national polling among voters and small business leaders on the effects of child …

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2022 Voter Polling Fact Sheet

November 30, 2022

While voter motivations behind the outcomes of the 2022 midterm elections will be hotly debated over the coming weeks and months, a national poll commissioned by the First Five Years …

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2022 Small Business Polling Fact Sheet

November 30, 2022

Voters from both sides of the aisle understand the essential role that child care plays in the success of our economy, and expect Congress and the White House to work …

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2022 Voter and Small Business Polling Deck

November 30, 2022

Overwhelming Demand From Voters and Small Businesses for Federal Investments in Child Care:Findings from national survey of voters and small business owners, November 2022

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2021 State Fact Sheets: Examining the Impact and Unmet Need of Federal & State ECE Funding

August 3, 2021

FFYF has released the latest iteration of its annual state fact sheets, which draw on numerous data sources to offer details about the early childhood opportunities in each state made …

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