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Joint Statement: In Support of Tax Relief for Child Care

January 30, 2024

By enhancing the Child Tax Credit, the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 would help more families afford the everyday expenses of raising children. The …


Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Child Care and Pre-K Caucus Call For Updating Tax Provisions to Help Working Families Find and Afford Child Care

January 22, 2024

Leaders of the Bipartisan Pre-K and Child Care Caucus sent a letter to the Ways and Means Committee, urging their colleagues to update provisions of the United States tax code …


FFYF, Major Organizations Call for Increased Funding for Child Care Programs in FY24 Appropriations

March 20, 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) and a coalition of 44 major early education advocacy organizations wrote to Congressional appropriators calling for increased funding for federal early learning and care …


Bipartisan Group of Senators Sign Letter in Support of Timely MIECHV Reauthorization

August 26, 2022

This month, a bipartisan group of Senators from the Senate Finance Committee signed a letter in support of a “robust, timely, five-year reauthorization” of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood …


Letter: Early learning and care are foundational to families and the economy

July 11, 2022

Dear Colleague Letter on Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development and Mental Health

June 21, 2022

On June 14, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Department of Education (ED) issued a Dear Colleague Letter with recommendations to state, territorial, tribal, and local policymakers …


Pre-K and Child Care Caucus Dear Colleague

March 16, 2022

300+ Early Childhood Organizations Write to Congress in Support of Build Back Better Framework

November 2, 2021

Letter to Congress Supporting Paid Leave, Child Care, and the Child Tax Credit in the Build Back Better Act

October 8, 2021

October 7, 2021 The Honorable Chuck SchumerMajority Leader, U.S. Senate The Honorable Bernie Sanders ​Chair, Senate Committee on the Budget The Honorable Patty MurrayChair, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, …


July 2021 Early Childhood Education Community Letter

July 23, 2021

FFYF Joins Letter to President-Elect Biden Urging Ongoing Support for Early Learning and Care

January 6, 2021

Recently, FFYF joined a letter calling for the Biden Administration to continue to support improved access to affordable, high-quality child care, including those priorities outlined in the campaign’s 21st Century …


Child Care & Business Leaders Urge McConnell for Child Care Relief in Recovery Package

August 24, 2020

This week, a letter signed by FFYF and a group of leading early childhood and business organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

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