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Impending Child Care Cliff Spells Disaster for Families Just Before 2024 Elections

June 7, 2022

Reports suggest that negotiations on the Democrats’ reconciliation package have picked up, and many expect that we could see the details of a framework in the coming weeks. While much …


First Lady Jill Biden Highlights Importance of Child Care & Pre-K for Families, Economy

February 9, 2022

Today, Dr. Jill Biden visited a child development center at the University of Minnesota where she delivered remarks about the success of federal pandemic relief funding in stabilizing America’s child …


Without Action, America’s Early Learning & Care System Will Collapse

December 19, 2021

“The positive impact of the early learning and care proposal would be felt for generations. So too would the consequences of inaction.” WASHINGTON — The following is a statement from First …


Economic Data Underscores the Need for Significant, Sustained Investment in Child Care and Early Learning

December 17, 2021

As Congress moves closer to consideration of the child care and early learning proposals in President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, it is important to understand the economic impacts of …


U.S. House Passes Build Back Better Act with Transformative Investments in America’s Early Learning System

November 19, 2021

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes a historic $390 billion investment to transform America’s early learning system. If enacted, the bill would expand …


Details of the Child Care & Pre-K Proposal in the Build Back Better Framework

October 28, 2021

Earlier today, President Biden unveiled the framework for the Build Back Better Act, which includes $400 billion for child care and Pre-K. Since day one, support for the early learning …


Transformative Investment in Child Care and Pre-K Included in Reconciliation Package

October 28, 2021

WASHINGTON — Moments ago, President Biden unveiled a final framework for the Build Back Better Act, setting an overall $1.75 trillion price tag for the budget reconciliation package that includes a long …


500+ Organizations from All 50 States Unite Behind Child Care, Paid Leave, and Child Tax Credit in Build Back Better Act

October 8, 2021

WASHINGTON – As negotiations on the budget reconciliation process continue, over 550 organizations have signed onto a letter to Democratic Congressional leaders urging lawmakers to maintain crucial provisions of the …


125+ Economists and Public Policy Scholars Call for Comprehensive Investments in Child Care and Preschool from Congress

September 14, 2021

This morning, the Center for American Progress (CAP) released an open letter signed by more than 125 economists and public policy scholars urging that long-overdue, comprehensive investments in affordable, quality …


House Education and Labor Committee Passes Build Back Better Act Provisions with Historic, Long-Overdue Child Care & Preschool Investments

September 10, 2021

WASHINGTON – Moments ago, the House Committee on Education and Labor voted to advance a package of legislative proposals – its portion of the Build Back Better Act – which …


9/11: Twenty Years Ago, Brave Early Childhood Educators Saved These Children’s Lives

September 10, 2021

Twenty hears have passed since the tragic day that changed America forever. FFYF honors the memories of those lost on 9/11, and we celebrate the brave first responders who raced …


Moody’s Report: “Especially Strong Employment Effects” from Federal Support for Child Care

August 12, 2021

A new report from Moody’s Analytics — the renowned global financial firm, which provides economic research regarding risk, performance and financial modeling — examined the elements of President Biden’s Build …

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