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U.S. House Passes Key Home Visiting Bill With Resounding Bipartisan Support

December 2, 2022

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8876, The Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the voluntary, evidence-based Maternal, …

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House Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Reauthorize CCDBG

December 2, 2022

Last night, Reps. Ashley Hinson (R-IA) and Burgess Owens (R-UT) introduced legislation to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act (CCDBG), a federal program that supports states’ ability …

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Reports Highlight the Critical Role of Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships

November 29, 2022

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), in partnership with the Children’s Equity Project and Start Early, recently released a set of briefs highlighting the promising work of Early Head Start-Child Care …

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Guidance for States to Leverage PDG B-5

November 1, 2022

On September 13, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced $266 million in Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG B-5) renewal and planning grants. PDG B-5 grants assist …

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New Resource Highlights State Policies and Progress Focused on Infants & Toddlers

October 26, 2022

On October 13, thousands of policymakers, scholars, and practitioners across the nation joined the National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit. At the summit, the Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center unveiled the …

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Congress Passes Continuing Resolution, Keeping Early Learning & Care Programs Funded into December

September 30, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Congress passed a bipartisan continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government funded until December 16, 2022, including a temporary extension of critical funding for the core …

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Congressional Briefing Highlights New Research on Early Head Start’s Impacts

September 23, 2022

On Wednesday, the National Head Start Association (NHSA) and the bipartisan Congressional Pre-K & Child Care Caucus hosted a briefing entitled “The Child and Family Impacts of Early Head Start …

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The Necessity of MIECHV: A Blog Series

September 6, 2022

The following blogs highlight several key ways in which the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program creates multi-generational and long-term benefits for both children and parents, including by …

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FFYF Statement on Exclusion of Child Care Funding from Inflation Reduction Act

August 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – FFYF Executive Director Sarah Rittling issued the following statement upon Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022:  “With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, America is still …

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ACF Encourages States to Utilize Federal Funds to Support the ECE Workforce

July 20, 2022

Since the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) issued a Dear Colleague guidance letter last fall urging states, communities, and local programs to use relief funds to address the early …

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Bill With Proposed FY2023 Funding Levels for ECE Programs

June 30, 2022

Today, the House Appropriations Committee voted to pass the FY2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) bill, which provides funding for many of the core federal …

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Administration Forecasts New Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Funding Opportunities for States

June 30, 2022

Great news from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)! On June 24, 2022 ACF released a Funding Forecast for …

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