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After Elimination from Reconciliation, Congress Can’t Continue Ignoring Child Care Crisis

July 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — After the House passed budget reconciliation legislation that included nearly $400 billion in funding for child care and pre-K — among the largest proposed investments in the package …


Lawmakers Cannot Abandon Working Families and Their Promises to Solve Child Care Crisis

July 18, 2022

WASHINGTON – Women, working families, and America’s youngest learners are set to be cast aside entirely as Senate Democrats move forward with a budget reconciliation framework which has purged all funding …


JOINT STATEMENT: Senate Must Make Good on Promise to Solve Child Care Crisis

July 18, 2022

WASHINGTON – In response to movement on a reconciliation package framework that excludes any funding for child care and early learning, 26 prominent national organizations issued the following statement calling …


Parents, Providers, Major Orgs Sound the Alarm: Congress Cannot Leave Child Care Behind

July 15, 2022

Major organizations, parents, and providers alike are sounding the alarm yet again; this week, FFYF joined NAEYC and nearly 100 national organizations in calling on Congress to ensure any reconciliation package includes critical …


85 National Organizations Call On Congress to Include Child Care in Reconciliation

July 11, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and a coalition of 85 leading national organizations sent a letter to Members of Congress highlighting the urgent …


House Appropriations Committee Approves Bill With Proposed FY2023 Funding Levels for ECE Programs

June 30, 2022

Today, the House Appropriations Committee voted to pass the FY2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) bill, which provides funding for many of the core federal …


Sky-High Child Care Prices Aren’t New. But They’re Getting Worse.

June 29, 2022

There is an abundance of evidence on how the current economy, with inflation and global supply chain challenges, is pricing average American families out of essential goods and services. Yet …


Senate & House Leaders Join Advocates for Press Conference & Rally for Child Care in Reconciliation

June 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, more than a dozen members of the Senate and House were joined by leaders of prominent national organizations, parents, and early educators for a rally on …


Revamped Proposal Positions Child Care for Inclusion in Reconciliation

May 16, 2022

As negotiations on a budget reconciliation bill evolve on Capitol Hill, HELP Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (WA) and Senator Tim Kaine (VA) have unveiled a streamlined child care proposal that fits within …


For Moms Everywhere: Congress Should Invest in Child Care Before the Next Mother’s Day

May 6, 2022

Over the past two years, the pandemic has altered the landscape of motherhood, piling on even more new pressures and demands. Chief among those is the nationwide child care crisis: …


Advocates Call for Increased Funding for Early Learning and Care Programs in FY2023 Appropriations

April 26, 2022

The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) and a coalition of national early education advocacy organizations have written to Congressional appropriators with a request for increased funding for the existing federal …


Health care workforce turnover rates 43% higher among women with children under five

April 20, 2022

A new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) analyzed the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on turnover rates among health care workers. Turnover rates were 43% higher among women …

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