Every Student Succeeds Act

National Organizations Sign Joint Letter to Secretaries Azar & DeVos on Implementation of Preschool Development Grants Program -

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) and 20 other national organizations sent a joint letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos offering their unified perspective on the forthcoming implementation of the new Preschool Development Grants (PDG) program. The PDG program, which was authorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), is the … Read More

NEW NATIONAL POLL: Majorities Of Trump And Clinton Supporters Unite On Early Childhood Education -

Washington, D.C. – In an otherwise polarized election, 90 percent of voters – including 78 percent of Trump supporters and 97 percent of Clinton supporters – agree that Congress and the next president must make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income families. The poll released today by the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) found that by a three-to-one margin, voters prefer the next … Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves $60 Million Increase in Early Learning Funding -

WASHINGTON – Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $161.857 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2017, which included bipartisan measures to increase or sustain funding for core early learning programs. This is the first bipartisan spending bill passed out of the Senate committee in seven years. “After a year of historic support for early childhood education in Congress, we’re pleased to see this sign of continued a bipartisan commitment … Read More

FFYF Releases ESSA Early Learning Implementation Tool for Advocates in States and Districts -

New resource details opportunities for states and districts to develop and expand access to quality early childhood education through ESSA WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) released a new resource, What Early Learning in ESSA Can Look like for States and Districts, which details new opportunities to develop and expand access to quality early childhood education through the recently-passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

February 29 – March 4, 2016 Kris Perry, FFYF and Invest in US Coverage Success equation: We need leadership to support investment in quality early childhood programs Mountain Xpress  Presidential Candidates Who Has Worked for the Presidential Candidates on Education? Education Week How Could the Presidential Transition Affect ESSA Implementation? Education Week National News How Kellogg Expands Access to Early Learning Inside Philanthropy … Read More