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Toolkit Helps Build Bipartisan Support for Child Care

March 6, 2023

Last month, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a new toolkit aimed at helping stakeholders at the federal, state, and local levels across the political spectrum understand the child care …


Total Federal TANF & State MOE Expenditures for Child Care & Early Learning in FY2021

January 27, 2023

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides federal grants to states to design and operate programs that help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency. TANF plays a crucial role in offering relief …


Survey Data Confirm that Child Care Sector Continues to Crumble

January 25, 2023

While many aspects of life have returned to normal, or close to it, the child care sector continues to be in peril, according to the December 2022 fact sheet with …


Report: States are Making Progress in Creating Integrated ECE Systems

January 25, 2023

Last week, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a state-by-state report analyzing the integration and efficiency of early care and education (ECE) systems. This report serves as a follow-up to …


FFYF’s 2022 Child Care & Early Learning State Fact Sheets

August 2, 2022

Our analysis of all 50 states and Washington, D.C. shows that the existing patchwork of federal and state early learning and care programs only reaches a fraction of income-eligible families. Federal …


Federal Legislation Impacting Early Childhood Education Due for Reauthorization

May 1, 2022

The table that follows outlines federal early childhood programs that have expired or will expire during the 117th Congress (2021-2022), and that fall within the jurisdiction of the Senate Health, …


Appropriations and Budget Reconciliation: Understanding Federal Early Learning & Care Funding Opportunities

March 9, 2022

Updated March 15, 2022 Each year, millions of low-income children from birth through age five benefit from the array of federal early learning and care programs, including the Child Care …


New Guidance Released for Use of ARP Act Supplemental CCDBG Funding

June 15, 2021

On Friday, the Office of Child Care (OCC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released guidance on the use of $14.99 billion in supplemental Child Care and …


Advocates Call for Increased FY2022 Appropriations for Early Learning and Care Programs

March 31, 2021

This week, FFYF and other national early care and education advocacy organizations sent a letter calling on Congress to provide increased funding for federal early learning and care programs, including the Child …


Comparing Early Learning and Care Provisions in the House, Senate, and Final FY21 Budget Reconciliation Packages

March 10, 2021

Recognizing the essential role of child care — its proven benefits to a child’s learning and healthy development and its support of America’s labor market and economy by allowing parents …


During HHS Confirmation Hearings, Becerra Emphasizes Importance of Federal Early Learning and Care Programs

March 1, 2021

Child care and early learning were in the spotlight during Health and Human Services nominee Xavier Becerra’s recent Senate confirmation hearings. During his opening remarks to the Senate Health, Education, …

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