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Bipartisan Congressional Conference Committee Approves Increases to ECE Funding

September 14, 2018

Yesterday, a Congressional Conference committee made up of bipartisan representatives from the House and Senate announced it had reached agreement on a funding “minibus” package that included the combined fiscal …


House to Begin Conference Process on Federal Funding Package, Including ECE Programs

September 6, 2018

The House will vote today to go to conference with the Senate on an appropriations package that includes spending allocations for the federal early learning and care programs. Last month …


Lynn Johnson Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Family Support at HHS

August 28, 2018

Today, Lynn Johnson was confirmed by the full Senate as the Assistant Secretary for Family Support at the Department of Health and Human Services. In her new role, Johnson will …


Senate Passes Bipartisan Funding Bill with Increases for Federal Early Childhood Programs

August 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate voted today to approve important funding increases for many of the nation’s federal early learning and care programs, with a bipartisan vote of 85 …


Bipartisan Reauthorization of Career and Technical Education Law Elevates Early Childhood Education Talent Development

July 26, 2018

Congress has passed the bipartisan reauthorization of Career and Technical Education (CTE) which is currently awaiting signature by the president. CTE programs provide students with a hands-on opportunity to develop …


Early Learning & Care Programs See Sustained, Increased Funding in FY2019 House Appropriations Bill

July 12, 2018

Yesterday, the House Committee on Appropriations convened to markup the FY2019 funding bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (L-HHS). After considering upwards of 50 amendments, the …


Office of Head Start Director Calls for Improved Alignment Between Head Start & K-12 Schools

July 11, 2018

On Monday, the new director of the Office of Head Start (OHS), Dr. Deborah Bergeron, released a video message discussing the important transition for children from Head Start to Kindergarten. …


Bipartisan Budget Passed By Congress Extends Critical Support For Federal Home Visiting Program

February 9, 2018

ipartisan bill secures five-year reauthorization for MIECHV, negotiates doubling funding for CCDBG WASHINGTON – Early this morning, Congress passed a bipartisan budget bill, which includes an agreement to increase domestic …


FFYF Comments to CCDBG Regulations

February 22, 2016

FFYF Child Nutrition Act 2015 Letter

September 8, 2015

FFYF Comments on Proposed SIG Changes

October 8, 2014

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