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See How All 50 States Use CCDBG Funding to Support Working Families Access Quality Child Care

June 14, 2019

Yesterday, our friends at Child Care Aware of America released a series of state fact sheets on the status of funding through the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) …


VIDEO: CCDBG Is Creating New Opportunities for Working Families

June 12, 2019

Child care is a necessity for working parents, yet the cost of quality care often places it out of reach. The Child Care and Development Block Grant program (CCDBG) provides …


Rural America Faces Barriers Accessing Quality Child Care

June 6, 2019

Yesterday, the Center for American Progress (CAP) released a column highlighting barriers rural America faces when it comes to quality child care. The new analysis presents five key facts on …


GAO Report: Federal Child Care Funds Benefit All Children in Care, Not Just Those Receiving Subsidies

June 5, 2019

A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which serves as the official audit, evaluation, and investigative institution for the federal government, found that federal investments in state child …


Federal Child Care Funding Supports Home-Based Child Care

June 5, 2019

This blog post is part of a joint effort between First Five Years Fund, Bipartisan Policy Center, and the Center for American Progress.  Chrissie Davis is the owner and operator …


GAO Report: States Making Great Strides with Increased Federal Child Care Dollars

February 27, 2019

The following post is a collaboration between the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Center for American Progress (CAP).   A new report from the …


Democrats and Republicans Agree: Quality Child Care Must Be a Priority

February 20, 2019

Elected leaders on both sides of the aisle agree: quality child care must be a priority. Access to affordable, reliable child care is critical for working families, offering parents better …


Report Finds Child Care Provides Nearly $100 Billion in Economic Impact

February 12, 2019

A new report from the Committee for Economic Development (CED), in partnership with the Alliance for Early Success, finds the child care industry has an economic impact of nearly $100 …


Report Shows How States Are Benefitting from Federal Child Care Funding Increase

January 29, 2019

In March 2018 bipartisan majorities in Congress voted to approve a historic $2.37 billion funding increase to the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) program. This crucial funding will …


Federal Legislative Agenda: Early Childhood Education in the 116th Congress

January 17, 2019

In recent years, Congress has made historic progress on behalf of America’s youngest learners through important, bipartisan policy and funding advancements around early childhood education. As a result, more children from low-income …


New Report Details Early Childhood Education Reforms in Louisiana

November 30, 2018

A report from New America profiles Louisiana’s bipartisan efforts to transform early learning in the state. In 2012, Louisiana passed the Early Childhood Education Act, which provided a holistic approach …

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