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Congress Should Address COVID-19 Child Care Crisis Alongside Year-End To-Do List

November 20, 2020

For months, Congress has failed to reach a deal on a pandemic recovery package, leaving American families and businesses high and dry throughout one of the worst economic crises in …


Child Care 2020: President-Elect Biden & Incoming Congress Should Prioritize Solutions for America’s Youngest Learners

November 7, 2020

Democrats and Republicans agree on the need to address America’s child care challenges, presenting an opportunity for progress in Washington for children and families. WASHINGTON – While we await the …


First Presidential Debate: Will Child Care & Early Learning Get the Spotlight?

September 25, 2020

The first of three presidential debates between Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will take place on Tuesday, September 29th at in Cleveland, OH. A fourth debate between …


House Passes Short-Term Government Funding Bill

September 23, 2020

Yesterday, the House passed a bipartisan continuing resolution (CR) after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) struck a deal to keep the government funded at …


Latest Congressional Recovery Proposal Includes Child Care Relief Funding

September 18, 2020

Earlier this week, the bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus, comprised of 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans, and led by Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), released its …


House Democrats and Republicans Urge Leadership to Prioritize Child Care Funding in Recovery Package

August 5, 2020

Two new letters – one signed by 41 House Republicans and the other from 72 House Democrats – have been sent to leadership calling for the recovery package to include …


Voters Overwhelmingly See Child Care Relief as Indispensable to America’s Economic Recovery

July 21, 2020

WASHINGTON—The results of a new bipartisan poll commissioned by the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) and Center for American Progress (CAP) show overwhelming demand among voters across the country for …


Sens. Ernst and Loeffler Call for $25 Billion in Child Care Relief Funding

May 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – Tonight, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) offered a resolution in the Senate calling for the next COVID-19 relief package to include $25 billion in …


Major Updates on Federal Relief Efforts for Child Care Providers and Families

May 13, 2020

Since the outset of the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, Congress has taken important steps to provide relief to America’s families, small businesses, and major industries as they struggle with …


Congress Receives 65,000 Emails from FFYF Supporters Urging Relief for Child Care Industry

March 22, 2020

Right now, Congress is still negotiating the details of a massive economic stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Last week, FFYF and our partners provided detailed recommendations to …


FFYF @ SXSW EDU: Early Learning & Care as a 2020 Election Priority

March 4, 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting an exciting panel discussion at SXSW EDU in Austin, TX next week. FFYF’s Sarah Rittling will be joined by a panel of …


What Do We Really Mean When We Talk About “Brain Science” in Early Childhood Development?

February 12, 2020

We often talk about brain science and the importance of healthy development in children, but what does that really mean? Check out our video based on the research of Dr. …

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