Join us May 9th on Capitol Hill

Please join the First Five Years Fund, in cooperation with the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, for a briefing on the importance of federal partnerships supporting quality early childhood education and development.

A panel of experts will discuss the education, health, social and economic benefits of quality early education for children from birth through age five, including home visiting, child care and pre-school. Come learn about the federal programs that help ensure children from low- and middle-income families have access to opportunities that will put them on the path toward success.

Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund, will moderate this in-depth discussion  on the importance of quality early childhood education. Specifically, the panel discussion will provide an overview of federal early childhood education programs with an emphasis on MIECHV, Child Care and Development Block Grant, Early Head Start & Head Start, and Preschool Development Grants.

Experts will also provide research and evidence supporting early childhood education, including an economic analysis of the return on investment, information on the brain science behind the growth of a child’s brain in the first five years of life, and a look at the public-private partnerships in states and communities across the country that are expanding access to quality early childhood education.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Dr. Nathan A. Fox, Child Development Lab Director; Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland
  • Katie Hamm – Vice President of Early Childhood Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Eric Karolak – CEO, Action for Children of Columbus, OH
  • Lieutenant General John D. Hopper, Jr., U.S. Air Force, Retired,
    Council for a Strong America, ​Mission: Readiness

Lunch will be served at this event. 

This event has been designed to comply with House ethics guidelines.