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The First Five Questions For: Polling Experts Jay Campbell and Lori Weigel

May 23, 2024

In this month’s FFYF’s First Five Questions series – which brings together interesting leaders, experts, and voices together to talk about child care challenges and solutions – Executive Director Sarah …

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New Polling on Child Care and the 2024 Election

May 16, 2024

A new poll conducted on behalf of First Five Years Fund by the bipartisan research team of New Bridge Strategies (R) and Hart Research (D) found that, in this election …

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Side-By-Side: Comparing Tax Bills, 2024

May 14, 2024

The federal tax code contains benefits designed to help working families offset the expense of child care. Unfortunately, these provisions have not been updated in decades. Today, they have not …

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How we’re celebrating Mother’s Day and Provider Appreciation Day

May 10, 2024

This weekend is both Mother’s Day AND Provider Appreciation Day so now is the time to recognize the important work of both moms and the early educators and providers they …

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FY25 Sees Strong Bipartisan Support for Child Care & Early Learning Funding

May 7, 2024

Dozens of Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle signed letters expressing support for important funding for child care and early learning programs. Each year, Members of Congress …

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New Grant Opportunities for Supporting Kindergarten Transitions

May 7, 2024

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced two new grant opportunities that include invitational priorities to support transitions to kindergarten: The Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) and The Comprehensive …

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New ACF Guidance on CCDF Waivers

May 6, 2024

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently released guidance on the 2024 CCDF Final Rule Transitional Waivers. In March 2024, ACF finalized a new rule that will strengthen key …

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U.S. Treasury Convening Highlights Financial Challenges and Opportunities for Child Care Providers

May 3, 2024

On Tuesday, April 30th the White House hosted a convening with the U.S. Department of the Treasury to discuss potential solutions to alleviate the operational and financial challenges of running …

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NIEER’s Annual Report Shows Uneven Progress for State Preschool

May 2, 2024

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) recently released the 2023 State of the Preschool Yearbook, their annual report detailing state preschool policies. This edition provides comprehensive data on …

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Child Care This National Small Business Week 

May 1, 2024

This Small Business Week, there’s one surprising issue that’s keeping small business owners from thriving: child care challenges. A number of recent polls from employers and employees have found that …

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program Overview

April 24, 2024

TANF provides grants to states to help design and operate programs that support low-income families, including through increased access to child care and early education opportunities, which helps parents to …

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