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. Because Congress has been a powerful advocate, children from birth to age five are able to access critical resources to prepare them for school and life. The First Five Years Fund commends Congress on their continued efforts to ensure our youngest learners have access to a continuum of high-quality early learning from the very start.
The legislation enacted, as described below, are just a few of the most recent examples of Congress’ commitment on behalf of children across the country.