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Child & Dependent Care Tax Credit


Parents Received $1.5K More Under Temporarily Expanded Child Care Tax Credit 

July 16, 2024

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – First Five Years Fund’s new analysis of government data has found that previous expansions of the only tax credit designed to offset child care costs saved …


Bipartisan Agreement on the Importance of Child Care Access and Affordability in Senate Finance Hearing

July 11, 2024

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing this week to discuss ways to leverage Congressional investments in early learning and child care to better support working families and child care …


FFYF Capsule Collection: Tax Policy and Child Care

June 7, 2024

Millions of American families today are struggling to find the affordable, reliable, quality child care they depend on to go to work. This has a devastating impact on our youngest …


FFYF & Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus Host “Child Care Means Business” Event

June 6, 2024

On June 4th, First Five Years Fund, in conjunction with the Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus, hosted lawmakers, bipartisan Congressional staffers, and early learning advocates for a “Child Care …


The First Five Questions For: Polling Experts Jay Campbell and Lori Weigel

May 23, 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 …


Side-By-Side: Comparing Tax Bills, 2024

May 14, 2024

The federal tax code contains benefits designed to help working families offset the expense of child care. Unfortunately, these provisions have not been updated in decades. Today, they have not …


First Five Questions For Reps. Tenney and Schneider

April 11, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) hosted Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Congressman Brad Schneider (D-Il) as part of our First Five Question Series – a monthly …


The First Five Things to Know About: The Child Care Investment Act 2023

April 8, 2024

Millions of working families with young children need quality child care, but affordable, reliable options can be hard to find. Without it, many parents are forced to miss work or …


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 …


Tax Policy and Child Care

February 1, 2024

Overview Strong funding is essential to strengthening child care in the United States, but updating provisions of the federal tax code is also an important part of the solution. Unfortunately, …


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 …


Understanding the Difference Between the Child Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit ⁠— and Why We Need Both

December 1, 2023

Child care is not a luxury for American families – it’s a necessity. Yet the high costs associated with quality child care are rapidly out-pacing most other expenses faced by …

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