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FFYF Releases State Fact Sheets, Highlighting Unique Local Landscapes

September 16, 2020

This summer, FFYF released updated state fact sheets, which draw on numerous data sources to offer details about the early childhood opportunities in each state made possible through federal and state …


Updated Fact Sheets Show Opportunities for States

September 16, 2019

On Monday, the Center for American Progress (CAP) released their 2019 Early Learning Fact Sheets which provide an overview of early learning in each state.  As in previous years, CAP’s …


As ESSA Turns 3, Early Learning Provisions Already Having a Big Impact

December 10, 2018

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) being signed into law. Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) …


Major Increase in Number of States Applying for Preschool Development Grants

December 3, 2018

The Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) is a new, $250 million, competitive federal grant opportunity authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – all 56 states …


New Report Details Early Childhood Education Reforms in Louisiana

November 30, 2018

A report from New America profiles Louisiana’s bipartisan efforts to transform early learning in the state. In 2012, Louisiana passed the Early Childhood Education Act, which provided a holistic approach …


New Report Highlights State Implementation of “Essential Elements” for High-Quality Pre-K

November 15, 2018

This week the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) released an analysis of 59 public pre-k programs in 44 states and the District of Columbia. NIEER’s report relied on …


States Show Tremendous Interest in PDG B-5 at Chicago Meeting

October 22, 2018

Earlier this month, the BUILD Initiative, the Alliance for Early Success, EducationCounsel, NIEER, and the Ounce of Prevention Fund coordinated a meeting in Chicago, IL to provide information and assistance …


Video: This is Jo

March 16, 2017

Meet Jo. Jo is a four-year-old who is pushing her limits every day by challenging her senses and learning more about the world around her through high-quality early childhood education.

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