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New Report Finds Inequities in Early Child Care and Education Access Among Black Children and Families

June 18, 2024

Quality child care and early education enhances children’s growth, learning, and development while simultaneously supporting working families. However, the rising cost of child care forces many families to depend on …

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JOB POSTING: Policy & Research Analyst

June 17, 2024

Position Summary Reporting to FFYF’s Managing Director, Policy & National Partnerships, the Policy & Research Analyst is broadly responsible for conducting policy analysis and research, informing policy solutions, and developing …

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FFYF Capsule Collection: Tax Policy and Child Care

June 7, 2024

Millions of American families today are struggling to find the affordable, reliable, quality child care they depend on to go to work. This has a devastating impact on our youngest …

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FFYF & Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus Host “Child Care Means Business” Event

June 6, 2024

On June 4th, First Five Years Fund, in conjunction with the Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus, hosted lawmakers, bipartisan Congressional staffers, and early learning advocates for a “Child Care …

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2024 CCDBG State Fact Sheets

May 29, 2024

First Five Years Fund released a new collection of fact sheets from all 50 states detailing how the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) helps families and kids in …

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The First Five Questions For: Polling Experts Jay Campbell and Lori Weigel

May 23, 2024

In this month’s FFYF’s First Five Questions series – which brings together interesting leaders, experts, and voices together to talk about child care challenges and solutions – Executive Director Sarah …

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New Polling on Child Care and the 2024 Election

May 16, 2024

A new poll conducted on behalf of First Five Years Fund by the bipartisan research team of New Bridge Strategies (R) and Hart Research (D) found that, in this election …

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Side-By-Side: Comparing Tax Bills, 2024

May 14, 2024

The federal tax code contains benefits designed to help working families offset the expense of child care. Unfortunately, these provisions have not been updated in decades. Today, they have not …

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How we’re celebrating Mother’s Day and Provider Appreciation Day

May 10, 2024

This weekend is both Mother’s Day AND Provider Appreciation Day so now is the time to recognize the important work of both moms and the early educators and providers they …

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FY25 Sees Strong Bipartisan Support for Child Care & Early Learning Funding

May 7, 2024

Dozens of Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle signed letters expressing support for important funding for child care and early learning programs. Each year, Members of Congress …

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U.S. Treasury Convening Highlights Financial Challenges and Opportunities for Child Care Providers

May 3, 2024

On Tuesday, April 30th the White House hosted a convening with the U.S. Department of the Treasury to discuss potential solutions to alleviate the operational and financial challenges of running …

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NIEER’s Annual Report Shows Uneven Progress for State Preschool

May 2, 2024

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) recently released the 2023 State of the Preschool Yearbook, their annual report detailing state preschool policies. This edition provides comprehensive data on …

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