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New 50 State Analysis Shows Impact of Federal Child Care Program 

May 11, 2023

New analysis of all 50 states and the District of Columbia from First Five Years Fund (FFYF) shows that while the nation’s main federal child care program – the Child …


Child Care and Pre-K in the Build Back Better Act: A Look at the Legislative Text

December 14, 2021

As part of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, Congress is considering the Build Back Better Act with proposals aimed at creating jobs, providing tax relief to the middle-class, and …


FAQ on Preschool and the Expansion Proposal in the Build Back Better Act

October 12, 2021

The Build Back Better Act (BBB) proposes a federal partnership with states to offer high-quality, free, inclusive, and mixed-delivery preschool services to all three- and four-year old children on a …


Build Back Better Act: Child Care in the House Ways and Means Committee Package

September 16, 2021

As part of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda with proposals to create jobs, cut taxes, and lower costs for working families, the House and Senate are considering the Build …


FFYF’s Blueprint for Progress

February 8, 2021

Across the political spectrum, voters and policymakers recognize the importance of investing in policy solutions that support healthy development in children, beginning at birth, while allowing working parents to pursue …

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Title I Funding Can Play a Critical Role in Supporting Early Learning

February 4, 2021

During his campaign, President Biden announced he would triple Title I funding, which, in addition to his broader proposal to expand access to high-quality child care and early childhood education …


FFYF’s 2020 Election Briefing Book

October 14, 2020

Early learning has become a major focal point of candidates and elected officials at all levels of government on both sides of the aisle, with voters increasingly looking to policymakers …


Understanding the Importance and Connection Between Early Learning & Care Appropriations Funding and Emergency Stabilization Funding

October 1, 2020

Child care is not a luxury for America’s working families — it’s a necessity. Yet too many families struggle to find and afford quality early learning and care opportunities for …


Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Immediately Available to Child Care Providers

August 28, 2020

The following is information provided by First Five Years Fund and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for child care small businesses interested in applying for a loan through Paycheck …


The Cost of Providing High-Quality Early Learning and Care — Worth Every Penny

July 14, 2020

As understanding about the critical importance of early learning and development has grown, so too have expectations about the quality of care children receive. The overwhelming evidence shows that high-quality …


Small Business Supports in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

April 8, 2020

Congress recently passed a sweeping economic stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide relief to America’s families, small businesses, and major industries as …

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