Budget & Appropriations

Early Childhood Programs See Sustained or Increased Funding in House Appropriations Subcommittee Bill -

Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) met to consider the FY2019 funding bill, which includes many of the core federal early childhood education programs. During the Subcommittee markup, the bill was approved by a voice vote, setting up consideration by the full Appropriations Committee as early as this week. The bill includes the following funding levels for early learning and care … Read More

Sen. Angus King Shares Why Quality Child Care Is a Top Priority for Congress -

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-ME) has been a strong voice for children on Capitol Hill since joining the Senate in 2013. Just last year, as an original sponsor of the Promoting Affordable Childcare for Everyone (PACE) Act, Sen. King worked tirelessly with Republicans and Democrats in both the House & Senate to strengthen the outdated child care provisions of the tax code, successfully defeated attempts to roll … Read More

Lawmakers in Congress Remain Bipartisan Champions for Early Childhood Education -

Over the course of the past several years, Congress has generated a supportive track record on early learning. Members on both sides of the aisle have worked together to significantly increase funding, while also enacting reforms to existing early childhood programs that elevate quality and leverage state and local leadership. The latest edition of FFYF’s resource, “Congress: Bipartisan Champions for Early Learning” provides a snapshot of Congress’s bipartisan track record … Read More

Governors Focus on Early Childhood Education in State of the State Addresses -

States across the nation are leading the way to ensure more children—especially those from low-income families—have access to high-quality early learning and care from birth through age five. And this year, Republican and Democratic governors from every corner of the nation have used their annual State of the State addresses to highlight their commitment to early childhood education. In fact, one in three U.S. governors who delivered State of … Read More

House Omnibus Bill Includes Huge Bipartisan Funding Increases for Early Learning & Care Programs -

Late Wednesday evening, the U.S. House unveiled an omnibus government spending bill, which includes a huge funding increase for some of the nation’s vital early learning and care programs. BIG NEWS: The Omnibus government funding bill just unveiled in the House includes huge funding increases for crucial early learning and care programs! 1/4 — FirstFiveYearsFund (@firstfiveyears) March 22, 2018 Overwhelming bipartisan support on … Read More