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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 …


To Continue Vital Services, Head Start Advocates Seek Additional Funding

August 4, 2020

Today, the National Head Start Association (NHSA) is leading a day of action calling for the Head Start community to #UniteforHeadStart so that programs have adequate funding to serve children …


The Cost of Providing High-Quality Early Learning and Care — Worth Every Penny

July 14, 2020

As understanding about the critical importance of early learning and development has grown, so too have expectations about the quality of care children receive. The overwhelming evidence shows that high-quality …


Here’s an Overview of Child Care Relief Included in the CARES Act

May 15, 2020

In addition to the proven benefits to a child’s learning and healthy development, quality child care is an essential pillar of America’s labor market and economy, allowing millions of parents …


Here’s What’s Included for Child Care in the Congressional COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package

March 25, 2020

This story is developing and will be updated with more details and information as we continue analyzing the many provisions of the bill that impact the child care industry. Today, …


Small Business Loans and Child Care Providers

December 10, 2019

Whether it’s in a home, church, school, stand-alone center, or part of a larger office building, families rely on licensed child care providers in any number of settings to care …


October is Head Start Awareness Month!

October 3, 2019

This October, FFYF is honoring Head Start Awareness Month — an important opportunity to reflect on and appreciate this critical federal early learning program. Since its founding in 1965, Head …

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