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VP Harris Announces ‘Child Tax Credit Awareness Day,’ Highlights American Rescue Plan Successes for Child Care

June 11, 2021

Earlier today, Vice President Kamala Harris visited CentroNía, a high-quality early learning and care facility in Washington, DC, where she spent time visiting with a group of early learners and …


Letter Urges Congress to Strengthen Child & Dependent Care Tax Credit

March 2, 2021

Last week, a group of the nation’s leading child care and child advocacy organizations, including the First Five Years Fund, penned a letter to Congressional leaders urging support for the …


What’s Included for Early Learning & Care in the COVID-19 Relief Package?

February 9, 2021

Congress is now considering a sweeping pandemic relief package that includes a number of elements designed to support families with young children and the early childhood programs they rely on. …


FFYF’s Blueprint for Progress

February 8, 2021

Across the political spectrum, voters and policymakers recognize the importance of investing in policy solutions that support healthy development in children, beginning at birth, while allowing working parents to pursue …


Here’s an Overview of Child Care Relief Included in the CARES Act

May 15, 2020

In addition to the proven benefits to a child’s learning and healthy development, quality child care is an essential pillar of America’s labor market and economy, allowing millions of parents …


BREAKING: Congress Includes Crucial Relief for Child Care Industry in COVID-19 Stimulus Package

March 26, 2020

Nearly a third of all child care providers say they would not survive a closure of more than two weeks UPDATE: On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and …


Here’s What’s Included for Child Care in the Congressional COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package

March 25, 2020

This story is developing and will be updated with more details and information as we continue analyzing the many provisions of the bill that impact the child care industry. Today, …


Children in the 2020 Census: Funding for Federal Programs Tied to Accurate Census Count

November 5, 2019

Every 10 years, the Census Bureau at the U.S. Department of Commerce conducts a nationwide census to count all U.S. residents. Among other things, Census results determine how federal funds …


House Ways and Means Committee Advances Two Critical Child Care Support Measures

June 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – Earlier today, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee voted to approve two bills that would help improve access and affordability of quality child care opportunities for working …


Child Care: Strengthening Tax Incentives to Support Working Families

June 20, 2019

The U.S has traditionally used the tax code to help address real-world problems, and to incentivize behaviors that result in overall economic benefits for American. In the same way tax …


TAX DAY: These Members of Congress Introduced a Bill to Increase the Child Care Tax Credit

April 9, 2019

  Ahead of Tax Day, bipartisan leaders in Congress have taken an important step toward making child care more accessible for working families across America. Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-7) and …


Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Child Care Tax Incentives Introduced in House and Senate

March 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan leaders in Congress took an important step today toward making child care more accessible for working families across America. Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-7) and Jason Smith (R-MO-8), …

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