Preschool Development Grants

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

Early Childhood Programs Receive Continued Federal Support in FY18 from Senate Appropriations Committee -

The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Notably, the spending proposals passed by the full Senate Appropriations Committee held steady or increased FY18 funding for several critical early childhood programs: “At a time of great fiscal challenges in Congress, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s vote … Read More

FFYF’s Kris Perry Statement On Preschool Development Grants Funds Continuation -

Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services announcement that all 18 states awarded Preschool Development Grants will receive their third year of continuation funds, Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), released the following statement: “The Preschool Development Grant program supports low-income and working American families by helping states build, improve, and promote access to high-quality early childhood … 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