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Voters are united in their desire for early childhood education to remain a priority for policymakers in Congress and the administration.

Here are 5 things to know about voter support for child care and early learning programs.

  1. 86% of voters agree that improving the quality of child care and early learning programs and making them more affordable for families is a good investment of taxpayer money.
  2. And these voters want action. An overwhelming majority of voters across the political spectrum say that federal funding for child care and early learning programs should be increased, including 88% of Democrats and 62% of Republicans.
  3. 78% of business owners agree that their businesses would be on stronger footing if employees had better access to affordable, quality child care.
  4. Voters support increasing federal funding to states to expand current programs that directly help low-income children (also known as the Child Care & Development Block Grant, or CCDBG) –78% support (including 68% of Republicans and 89% of Democrats.)
  5. Voters also support increasing the tax credit specifically designed to help working parents offset the cost of child care (also known as the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit, or CDCTC) –78% support (Including 73% of Republicans and 86% of Democrats.)

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2020 National Poll: Press Release

September 24, 2020

New National Poll: Voters Now View Child Care as an Essential Service Like Healthcare and Education The Coronavirus pandemic has opened voters’ eyes to the importance of child care for …

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A Vast majority of American Voters Support Dedicated Federal Relief for Child Care

May 5, 2020

Child Care Aware of America (CCAoA) and Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) recently released the findings of a national survey of registered voters that found Americans, understanding that child …

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National Poll Finds Essential Workers, Families Struggling with Child Care During Crisis

April 22, 2020

A new survey released by the Bipartisan Policy Center finds that the current health crisis in America is highlighting the challenges many families face with child care, both for remote …

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FFYF’s Top 10 Early Learning & Care Moments from 2019

December 16, 2019

As we reach the end of a decade, it’s time to look back at some of 2019’s biggest accomplishments for early learning and care. This year brought political change to …

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National Poll Shows Voters Want Bipartisan Approach to Child Care

December 3, 2019

FFYF’s 2018 national poll, conducted in the days immediately following the 2018 Midterm Elections, shows voters on both sides of the aisle see quality child care as a rare, unifying …

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With Families Struggling to Find & Afford Quality Child Care, Voters Are Ready for Action

July 10, 2019

Child care isn’t a luxury for working families – it’s a necessity. Yet the cost of quality child care is greater than most other expenses families face. And recent data …

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2018 National Poll: Social Media Graphics

January 8, 2019

With a divided Congress, voters see early childhood education as a rare, unifying policy issue – and they’re paying close attention to their lawmakers’ actions. According to a new bipartisan …

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2018 National Poll: Fact Sheet

January 8, 2019

With a divided Congress, voters see early childhood education as a rare, unifying policy issue– and they’re paying close attention to their lawmakers’ actions. According to a new bipartisan poll …

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2018 National Poll: Results By Question

January 8, 2019

FFYF’s sixth year of national polling, conducted in the days immediately following the 2018 Midterm Elections, shows Democratic and Republican voters alike expect members of Congress from across the aisle …

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FFYF’s New National Poll Shows Voters Want ECE to Unite the Divided Congress

January 8, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to the results of a new bipartisan poll commissioned by First Five Years Fund (FFYF), voters say a divided Congress should have no bearing on lawmakers’ ability …

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2018 National Poll: Full Results Deck

January 8, 2019

According to a new bipartisan poll commissioned by First Five Years Fund (FFYF), voters say a divided Congress should have no bearing on lawmakers’ ability to pass meaningful legislation supporting …

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FFYF Analyzed Years of Polling and Found Unwavering Support for Greater Investment in ECE

October 30, 2018

The First Five Years Fund has conducted an analysis that consolidates and synthesizes the findings of our years of publicly available research with that of other national and state polls …

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