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First Five Questions For Reps. Tenney and Schneider

April 11, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) hosted Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY) and Congressman Brad Schneider (D-Il) as part of our First Five Question Series – a monthly …

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FFYF Statement on POTUS Care Economy Event

April 9, 2024

Today, President Biden joined care workers to discuss his administration’s focus on expanding access to affordable, high-quality child care and other care priorities. FFYF’s Executive Director Sarah Rittling released the …

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FFYF Joins White House, SBA for Child Care Roundtable

March 27, 2024

This week, the White House and Small Business Administration (SBA) announced new actions to support small businesses that offer child care for working families. FFYF Executive Director Sarah Rittling joined …

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The First Five Questions for Hollis Wells Silverman

March 27, 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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2024 Hill Briefing: ABCs of Federal Child Care and Early Learning

March 25, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) hosted Congressional staff for its annual bipartisan “ABCs of Federal Child Care and Early Learning” briefing. The session focused on the …

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FY2024 Funding Bill Includes $1 Billion Increase for Federal Early Learning and Child Care Programs

March 21, 2024

The newly announced spending package for FY24 contains $1 billion in increased funding for programs that provide the foundation for child care and early learning. The following is a statement …

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Summary of Recent Rule to Improve Child Care Access, Affordability, and Stability in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)

March 14, 2024

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) recently finalized a new rule that will strengthen key policies in the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) – the program that includes …

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New Employer Child Care Survey from CARE.com

March 13, 2024

A new survey from Care.com finds that child care benefits have become a top priority for employees and employers alike. As Axios sums up, “Child care outranked mental health support, …

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FFYF Statement on Child Care, Early Learning in President’s FY25 Budget

March 13, 2024

WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, the White House released details of President Biden’s FY2025 budget request to Congress, which includes discretionary funding for many of the federal early learning programs …

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2024: The State of Our Union Is Dependent On Child Care

March 8, 2024

WASHINGTON – In response to President Biden’s March 7, 2024 State of the Union address, First Five Years Fund (FFYF) Executive Director Sarah Rittling released the following statement:  “Child care …

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Fact Sheet: Child Care and the Economy

March 6, 2024

Affordable access to child care supports a child’s healthy development, ensures parents can go to work or school, and helps businesses and our economy thrive. But millions of American families …

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