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Child Trends Brief Advises States on Using A Family-Centered Framework to Guide COVID-19 Response

September 18, 2020

In a new brief, Child Trends discusses how Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) state administrators, policymakers, and researchers can apply the Access Framework to guide policy and funding decisions …


Child Trends Brief Highlights How 3 States are Using Increased CCDBG Funding

September 16, 2020

In a new brief, Child Trends provides specific examples of how Georgia, Michigan, and Oklahoma are using increased Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funding to expand child care …


Office of Head Start Announces Changes to the Designation Renewal System

August 31, 2020

Last week, the Office of Head Start (OHS) announced changes to the Designation Renewal System (DRS), which is used to determine whether Head Start grantees must recompete for funding. (In …


ChildTrends Brief Advises States on Using Provider Surveys to Guide COVID-19 Response

August 27, 2020

From the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, states have played a vital role in responding to the needs of early care and education (ECE) programs and the children and families …


ACF Publishes Revised COVID-19 FAQ Resource

August 20, 2020

Last week, the Office of Child Care (OCC) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) published an update to their COVID-19 FAQs resource to address questions related to subsidized …


Lawmakers Urge Increased Funding for IDEA Early Intervention Services

August 11, 2020

Recently, members of Congress from both sides of the aisle sent a letter to House leadership encouraging them to include in any COVID-19 relief or stimulus legislation a robust increase …


House Appropriations and Ways & Means Democrats Introduce Child Care Recovery Legislation

June 26, 2020

Yesterday, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA), Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Congresswoman …


Child Care in the House’s Most Recent COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package

May 15, 2020

The House recently passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (the HEROES Act), a $3 trillion economic stimulus package introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which …


States to Begin Receiving Additional CCDBG Funds for COVID-19 Relief

April 14, 2020

Today, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced it will release additional Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds to states. The $3.5 billion was authorized by the …


FFYF Joins Home Visiting Coalition in Letter to Senate

April 6, 2020

Last week, FFYF joined with the Home Visiting Coalition Steering Committee to respond to a request for information from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Wyden on evidence-based …


Report Summarizes State Early Learning and Care Legislation Enacted in 2019

February 21, 2020

This month, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) issued its Early Care & Education 2019 State Legislative Action Report. The report provides an overview of state early learning and …


BPC Event Highlights the Potential for Apprenticeships to Build the Early Childhood Workforce

February 21, 2020

This week, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) held an event discussing how registered apprenticeships can play a role in moving forward the skills and compensation of the early childhood workforce. …

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