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50 Major American CEOs Call on Congress to Invest in America’s Families, Child Care Industry

September 21, 2021

In a letter sent to lawmakers this week, more than 50 CEOs of major companies who are members of the ReadyNation CEO Task Force on Early Childhood – including CEOs …


NEW POLL: Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Child Care and Early Learning Proposals — With No Political Risk for Lawmakers

September 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) released the findings of a new poll of registered voters in five key Senate states and 40 Congressional districts, conducted by …


House Ways and Means Committee Approves Build Back Better Act Provisions to Help Address America’s Child Care Crisis

September 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – This week, the House Committee on Ways and Means passed its portion of the Build Back Better Act, including a permanent expansion of the Child and Dependent Care …


New State Data: How Families Use Child Tax Credit Payments

September 15, 2021

With the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act in March, Congress strengthened and expanded the Child Tax Credit (CTC), making the credit fully refundable and increasing the amount for …


House of Representatives Advances Budget Resolution to Make Significant Investments in Child Care and Preschool

August 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, the House passed legislation providing instructions and establishing overall funding levels to guide lawmakers as they craft an upcoming budget reconciliation package aimed at addressing the needs …


With Release of Budget Resolution, Child Care and Preschool Should Remain a Top Priority in Reconciliation Package

August 9, 2021

UPDATE: On Wednesday, August 11th, the Senate voted to approve the budget resolution, setting the stage for Congressional Democrats to craft a sweeping economic package with significant investments in child …


House Approves Important Annual Funding Increases for Federal Early Learning and Care Programs

July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON — This week, the House of Representatives passed a FY2022 funding package, which includes important funding increases for core federal early learning programs, including the Child Care and Development …


Over 160 National and State Child Advocacy Groups Call on Democratic Leaders to Prioritize Child Care & Early Learning Funding in Reconciliation

July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON –  As Congress grapples with many important and competing priorities, more than 160 national, state, and local organizations and child care providers, led by First Five Years Fund (FFYF), …


SURVEY: Child Care Issues Continue to Put a Strain on Working, Low-Income Families

July 1, 2021

A new Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and Morning Consult survey of households with children under the age of five where all caregivers are employed, finds that the child care crisis, …


During Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing, HHS Secretary Becerra Affirms Administration’s Commitment to Early Learning & Care

June 15, 2021

Last week, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies hearing …


U.S. Chamber of Commerce Calls for Greater Support and Investments for Child Care to Spur Economic Recovery

June 3, 2021

America’s economic success will depend on a high-quality, affordable child care system that allows parents to enter, re-enter, and stay in the workforce. Underscoring just how important child care is to …


Child Care, Paid Leave Front and Center During Bipartisan House Subcommittee Hearing

June 3, 2021

In a recent Ways and Means subcommittee hearing on paid leave and child care, there was clear agreement among Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the need to find solutions for …

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