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Child Care Leaders Urge Lawmakers to Prioritize Child Care Relief

February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON—This week, a broad group of organizations led by the Child Care Relief campaign, a coalition of the country’s leading child care, business, and child advocacy organizations, sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers …


Senate Republicans Include $20 Billion for Child Care in Latest COVID-19 Relief Proposal

February 2, 2021

A group of 10 Republican senators have released the details of an economic relief package that includes $20 billion in funding for the child care industry, underscoring the sentiments on …


NEW POLL: Widespread Bipartisan Support for Early Learning and Child Care Policy Proposals

January 29, 2021

Republican and Democratic Voters Alike See Child Care and Early Learning as Smart Policy and Smart Politics WASHINGTON – Today, the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) released the findings of …


New Memo Outlines Political Opportunities for New Congress, Administration to Advance Early Learning and Care

January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) released a memo authored by Democratic strategist Stacy Kerr and Republican strategist Michael Steel — well-known operatives with decades of high-level political …


Bipartisan Bill Passed to Improve Safety in Child Care Facilities

January 1, 2021

On December 31st, 2020, the president signed into law the bipartisan Child Care Protection Improvement Act, which passed the Senate last march and the House in September. The bill creates …


Biden Nominates Connecticut Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary

December 22, 2020

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce Miguel Cardona as his nominee to be the next Secretary of Education. Once confirmed, Cardona will lead the Department of Education, …


FY2021 Funding Bill Includes $230 Million Increase for Federal Early Learning and Care Programs

December 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressional leaders released the details of a federal spending bill to fund the government through the remainder of FY2021. The package includes important funding increases for core federal …


Xavier Becerra Nominated to be HHS Secretary, Would Oversee Critical Early Learning & Care Programs

December 7, 2020

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden announced California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as his nominee to be Health and Human Services Secretary. Once confirmed, Becerra will lead the federal agency that …


Two COVID-19 Recovery Proposals Unveiled Today, But More Child Care Relief is Required

December 1, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers announced a $908 billion pandemic relief package that includes $10 billion in emergency funding for the child care industry. Later in …


House Passes Bill to Invest in Registered Apprenticeships, Strengthening Early Learning Workforce

December 1, 2020

In an effort to address our nation’s workforce challenges, which have only grown worse during the pandemic, the House of Representatives has passed the National Apprenticeship Act of 2020. The …


House Approves Legislation to Support Inclusion of Child Care in Local Community Economic Development

November 19, 2020

This week, the House of Representatives passed the Child Care is Economic Development Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) and Congressman Jim Hagedorn (R-MN). The bill, …


NBC News: Child Care Crisis Contributed to Women Voting at Historic Levels

November 17, 2020

The 2020 election resulted in the largest gender gap in America since the passage of the 19th Amendment was ratified 100 years ago. According to NBC News, there are several …

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