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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 …

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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 …

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Child Care and Preschool in the Build Back Better Act

July 29, 2021

The Biden administration’s proposal to reform and invest in America’s early learning and care system   In April, the White House unveiled the details of President Biden’s American Families Plan, …

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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 …

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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 …

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Child Care and Early Learning in the Senate Version of the American Rescue Plan

March 6, 2021

On Saturday morning, the Senate voted to pass the American Rescue Plan, a sweeping pandemic relief package with $39 billion in child care relief funding, including $15 billion for the …

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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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ABCs of Federal Early Learning and Care Funding Streams

February 19, 2021

Every year, millions of low-income children from birth through age five benefit from the array of federal early learning and care programs. Each is governed by specific legislative and regulatory …

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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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Early Learning and Care in Final COVID Relief Legislation

January 28, 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 …

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CDC Study Examines How Head Start Programs Successfully Mitigate Spread of COVID-19

January 11, 2021

Addressing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 in early learning and care facilities has been a challenge for many providers. The CDC recently released a new report outlining how Head …

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