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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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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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FY22 Early Learning and Care Appropriations Letters

March 23, 2021

The annual appropriations process is an important time for legislators to determine their priorities for the next fiscal year. Congress uses this process to allocate funding for federal programs, activities …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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New Grant to Support Increasing Access to High-Quality Child Care

November 5, 2018

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) today announced the receipt of a $1 million, one-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to support a unique multi-organizational advocacy and …

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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 …

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