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Lynn Johnson Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Family Support at HHS

August 28, 2018

Today, Lynn Johnson was confirmed by the full Senate as the Assistant Secretary for Family Support at the Department of Health and Human Services. In her new role, Johnson will …

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Funding Bill with Increases for Federal Early Childhood Programs

August 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate voted today to approve important funding increases for many of the nation’s federal early learning and care programs, with a bipartisan vote of 85 …

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Bipartisan Reauthorization of Career and Technical Education Law Elevates Early Childhood Education Talent Development

July 26, 2018

Congress has passed the bipartisan reauthorization of Career and Technical Education (CTE) which is currently awaiting signature by the president. CTE programs provide students with a hands-on opportunity to develop …

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Early Learning & Care Programs See Sustained, Increased Funding in FY2019 House Appropriations Bill

July 12, 2018

Yesterday, the House Committee on Appropriations convened to markup the FY2019 funding bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (L-HHS). After considering upwards of 50 amendments, the …

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Child Care and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program

May 2, 2018

Child care is not a luxury for American families—it’s a necessity. Yet the costs associated with quality child care are rapidly outpacing other expenses faced by families, including the cost of …

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Bipartisan Budget Passed By Congress Extends Critical Support For Federal Home Visiting Program

February 9, 2018

ipartisan bill secures five-year reauthorization for MIECHV, negotiates doubling funding for CCDBG WASHINGTON – Early this morning, Congress passed a bipartisan budget bill, which includes an agreement to increase domestic …

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Thinking About Early Childhood Policy Beyond the “Silos”

August 7, 2017

Last week, Project Evident’s Sara Peters and Capita’s Joe Waters published an article that seeks to “reframe our current approach to serving children and families by suggesting that our work …

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Pay for Success Emerges as New Financing Mechanism to Support Continued Early Learning Investment

June 22, 2016

Pay for Success (PFS) is a financing mechanism that leverages community-based solutions to public sector interests with private investment. Though public investment in early childhood education has undoubtedly increased, the …

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FFYF Comments on Proposed SIG Changes

October 8, 2014

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