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2024: ABCS of Federal Early Learning and Child Care Funding Streams

March 5, 2024

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 …


New BPC Report: A Look into Child Care Workforce Licensing Requirements

February 22, 2024

Every day, early childhood educators play a crucial role in nurturing and shaping the minds of our youngest learners. Yet, the qualifications required for this essential workforce vary drastically across …


New: Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Child Care Tax Incentives Introduced

February 15, 2024

The New PACE Act: Today, U.S. House Reps. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act, a bill to enhance existing provisions …


FFYF Analysis of 2024 State of the State Addresses

February 14, 2024

Analysis of 2024 State of the State addresses given by Governors across the country found that child care, early learning, and early childhood received substantial attention across state and party …


Total Federal TANF & State MOE Expenditures for Child Care & Early Learning in FY2022

February 8, 2024

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides federal grants to states to design and operate programs that help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency. TANF plays a crucial role in …


Joint Statement: In Support of Tax Relief for Child Care

January 30, 2024

By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 would help more families afford the everyday expenses of raising children. The …


Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Child Care and Pre-K Caucus Call For Updating Tax Provisions to Help Working Families Find and Afford Child Care

January 22, 2024

Leaders of the Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus sent a letter to the Ways and Means Committee, urging their colleagues to update provisions of the United States tax code …


New Grant Reports on PDG B-5 Show the Beneficial Impact of Federal Funds

January 17, 2024

Grants made through the federal Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) initiative help ensure state child care and early learning systems are as effective and efficient as possible. …

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Senate HELP Committee Advances the Advancing Research in Education Act (AREA)

January 4, 2024

On December 12, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted 20-1 to advance S. 3392, the Advancing Research in Education Act (AREA), bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the …


2023: A Year in Review

December 18, 2023

2023 was a big year for child care and early learning! Together, we urged Congress to prioritize the funding and policies that strengthen child care and early learning with:  Thank …


How States Are Using PDG B-5 Grants to Support Career Pathways

December 15, 2023

The BUILD Initiative, ZERO TO THREE, and Start Early, recently released a new brief highlighting the strategies states are using to improve career pathways in their Preschool Development Grant Birth …

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Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children With Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs

December 11, 2023

The Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the strongest policy statement on the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs to date. …

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