Skip Navigation

First Five Years Fund

Resource

FY2025: Community Letter to Appropriators Calls For Robust Funding for Child Care and Early Learning

March 28, 2024

WASHINGTON – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) and a coalition of 36 major early education advocacy organizations have a new letter to Congressional appropriators calling for increased funding for …

News

The First Five Questions for Hollis Wells Silverman

March 27, 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 …

US Capitol building
Resource

Funding for Key Early Learning Programs, FY2025

March 13, 2024

Each year, Congress determines funding levels for all of the federal defense and non-defense discretionary programs, including those that support the care and education of children from birth through age …

Group of smiling and laughing children laying in a pile on the ground in a classroom.
Resource

Employer-Provided Child Care Credit (45F): Overview

March 6, 2024

Millions of American families are struggling to find quality, reliable, affordable child care they can depend on. This is having a devastating impact on our youngest learners, working families, and …

Resource

Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP): Overview

March 6, 2024

Millions of American families are struggling to find quality, reliable, affordable child care they can depend on. This is having a devastating impact on our youngest learners, working families, and …

Resource

Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC): Overview

March 6, 2024

Millions of American families are struggling to find quality, reliable, affordable child care they can depend on. This is having a devastating impact on our youngest learners, working families, and …

News

Fact Sheet: Child Care and the Economy

March 6, 2024

Affordable access to child care supports a child’s healthy development, ensures parents can go to work or school, and helps businesses and our economy thrive. But millions of American families …

News

The First Five Questions for Congressmen Joaquin Castro and Brian Fitzpatrick

March 5, 2024

This week, First Five Years Fund (FFYF) launched its new First Five Questions series which will bring interesting leaders, experts, and voices together to talk about child care challenges and …

Resource

2024: ABCS of Federal Early Learning and Child Care Funding Streams

March 5, 2024

Every year, millions of children who range in age from birth through five benefit from an array of federal early learning and care programs. While there are different early learning …

Resource

Bipartisan Legislation in the 118th: Multiple Pieces to Tackling the Child Care Puzzle

March 1, 2024

Recognizing the tremendous needs of American children, working families, employers, and child care providers, Congress in recent years has taken an unprecedented interest in finding bipartisan solutions to challenges in …

Resource

The First Five Things to Know About: The PACE Act

February 15, 2024

Millions of working families with young children need quality child care, but the eye-watering cost of care today means many can’t afford it. And without it, many parents are forced …

News

Joint Statement: In Support of Tax Relief for Child Care

January 30, 2024

By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 would help more families afford the everyday expenses of raising children. The …

Stay Updated

Receive monthly updates on the latest news, policy, and actions to advance federal investment in children and their families.