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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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Early Head Start – A Vital Component of the Continuum of High-Quality Care

October 22, 2020

As we continue our celebration of Head Start Awareness Month, this week we turn our focus to Early Head Start, which provides intensive, comprehensive child development and family support services …


A Brief History and Overview of the Head Start Program

October 16, 2020

For over 50 years, Head Start has served millions of children and families living in poverty through comprehensive early learning, health, nutrition, and family support services.  This October, as we …


October is Head Start Awareness Month!

October 9, 2020

Each October we commemorate Head Start Awareness Month and reflect on the important impact this crucial program has had on children and families for generations. Check out our blog series …


2020 National Poll: Fact Sheet

September 24, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has opened voters’ eyes to the importance of child care for families—and the economy. Now voters are ready for sweeping federal action. The results of a new …


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 …

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