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FFYF Submits Comments on 2023 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families NPRM

December 4, 2023

On October 2, 2023, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would strengthen the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. …


Toolkit Helps Build Bipartisan Support for Child Care

March 6, 2023

Last month, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a new toolkit aimed at helping stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels across the political spectrum understand the child care …


Total Federal TANF & State MOE Expenditures for Child Care & Early Learning in FY2021

January 27, 2023

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides federal grants to states to design and operate programs that help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency. TANF plays a crucial role in offering relief …


Survey Data Confirm that Child Care Sector Continues to Crumble

January 25, 2023

While many aspects of life have returned to normal, or close to it, the child care sector continues to be in peril, according to the December 2022 fact sheet with …


Report: States are Making Progress in Creating Integrated ECE Systems

January 25, 2023

Last week, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a state-by-state report analyzing the integration and efficiency of early care and education (ECE) systems. This report serves as a follow-up to …


ACF releases New Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Funding Opportunity Focused on Supporting the Workforce

September 14, 2022

On September 13, the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) announced $266 million Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG B-5) renewal and planning grants. The Notices of Funding Opportunity, …


FFYF’s 2022 Child Care & Early Learning State Fact Sheets

August 2, 2022

Our analysis of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. shows that the existing patchwork of federal and state early learning and care programs only reaches a fraction of income-eligible families. Federal …


ZERO TO THREE Releases State of Babies 2022 Yearbook

May 5, 2022

ZERO TO THREE released the State of Babies Yearbook: 2022, an in-depth report on how state and federal policies, along with the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, have impacted …


Federal Legislation Impacting Early Childhood Education Due for Reauthorization

May 1, 2022

The table that follows outlines federal early childhood programs that have expired or will expire during the 117th Congress (2021-2022), and that fall within the jurisdiction of the Senate Health, …


Administration Expands Eligibility Criteria for Head Start Programs

April 25, 2022

Big news for young children and their families! On April 21st, the Office of Head Start (OHS) announced it would expand categorical eligibility to include children who qualify for the …

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FFYF Co-Hosts Congressional Briefing Highlighting Importance of Federal ECE Funding

April 22, 2022

On Thursday, First Five Years Fund (FFYF), together with the National Head Start Association (NHSA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and Child Care Aware of …


Appropriations and Budget Reconciliation: Understanding Federal Early Learning & Care Funding Opportunities

March 9, 2022

Updated March 15, 2022 Each year, millions of low-income children from birth through age five benefit from the array of federal early learning and care programs, including the Child Care …

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