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The First Five Things to Know About: The PACE Act

July 24, 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 …

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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 …


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 …


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 …


New: Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Child Care Tax Incentives Introduced

February 15, 2024

The New PACE Act: Today, U.S. House Reps. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act, a bill to enhance existing provisions …


FFYF Analysis of 2024 State of the State Addresses

February 14, 2024

Analysis of 2024 State of the State addresses given by Governors across the country found that child care, early learning, and early childhood received substantial attention across state and party …


Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Child Care and Pre-K Caucus Call For Updating Tax Provisions to Help Working Families Find and Afford Child Care

January 22, 2024

Leaders of the Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus sent a letter to the Ways and Means Committee, urging their colleagues to update provisions of the United States tax code …

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Senate HELP Committee Advances the Advancing Research in Education Act (AREA)

January 4, 2024

On December 12, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted 20-1 to advance S. 3392, the Advancing Research in Education Act (AREA), bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the …


2023: A Year in Review

December 18, 2023

2023 was a big year for child care and early learning! Together, we urged Congress to prioritize the funding and policies that strengthen child care and early learning with:  Thank …


The First Five Things to Know About: Representative Joaquin Castro

November 15, 2023

As part of an ongoing series on the Bipartisan Child Care and PreK Caucus, First Five Years Fund is chatting with each of the co-chairs about their role as a …


Highlights from Senate Appropriations hearing on White House FY24 request

November 9, 2023

On Wednesday, November 8, the Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing to discuss President Biden’s FY24 supplemental funding request. As part of the three-hour hearing, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas …

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