Head Start & Early Head Start

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

New Report Shows Head Start Is An Important Lifeline for Rural America -

A new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP) shows just how critical the Head Start program is for families in rural America. “A Compass for Families: Head Start in Rural America,” explores the role that Head Start plays in rural communities, both as an early education program and as a service provider in underserved rural areas. Over the past 50+ years, Head Start has served over 30 … 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

Jennifer Garner Touts Importance of Quality Early Childhood Education in Visit to Washington, D.C. -

Actress and early childhood advocate Jennifer Garner was in Washington, D.C. today to meet with the Senate Finance Committee on the importance of voluntary home visiting opportunities and the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program. During her visit to the nation’s capital, however, Garner took time to visit Educare DC – a high-quality early childhood education community center that serves the children and families of Ward 7. Read More


Preserving and building on bipartisan progress In a year when divisive rhetoric, calls for resistance, and partisan distrust dominate the political headlines across the country, public support for investing in quality early childhood education from birth through age five remained an overwhelmingly unifying issue among American voters – and lawmakers – of every political persuasion. The past twelve months of advocacy and achievement build on bipartisan momentum that has been … Read More