Polls

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW: ADVOCATING FOR HIGH-QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION -

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

Jim Messina & Kevin Madden: A Year After Election, Early Childhood Education Remains Rare Unifying Issue -

By Jim Messina & Kevin Madden   It has been one year since Donald J. Trump was elected President. Between then and now, the focus may seem tilted toward how voters are more divided than ever, with the headlines occupied by stories about division and gridlock. But, despite all this rancor, when you talk to elected officials of either party from President, to Senators, to Congress, or Governors, they often … Read More

Voters Overwhelmingly Support Investments in Home Visiting Programs -

American voters agree: early childhood education must be a priority for Congress and the administration. According to the First Five Years Fund’s 2017 annual poll, 78% of voters support investments in home visiting programs that help parents support their child’s early learning, health, and emotional development. Our polling also shows us that this is not a partisan issue. Majorities of every partisan persuasion also say these investments are important … Read More

YEAR IN REVIEW: 2016 -

In a year when partisan politics captivated the spotlight across America, one issue continued to transcend the “left vs. right” divide and made tremendous progress at the federal level: early childhood education. Congress and the Obama administration achieved bipartisan victories for America’s youngest learners in 2016. FFYF’s latest national bipartisan poll proved definitively that, even in an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress … Read More

FFYF & The Atlantic Host Political & Policy Discussion: The ABC’s of Early Childhood -

On Wednesday, FFYF sponsored an event with The Atlantic: Politics & Policy to discuss the ABC’s of Early Childhood. The event featured two panel discussions about what this unprecedented election season might mean for early care and learning inside the beltway. The first panel featured Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of Texas and Republican Congressman Buddy Carter of Georgia – two champions of early childhood on Capitol Hill. Moderator Steve Clemons … Read More