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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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New BPC Report Outlines State Steps to a Competent, Stable Early Care and Education Workforce

March 19, 2024

When it comes to improving access to high-quality early care and education (ECE), strengthening the workforce must be a top priority. Teachers are instrumental to program quality— we know that …

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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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Funding for Key Early Learning Programs, FY2025

March 13, 2024

Each year, Congress determines funding levels for all of the federal defense and non-defense discretionary programs, including those that support the care and education of children from birth through age …

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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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GAO Report: Opportunities Within Head Start to Better Align Resources with Child Poverty

March 11, 2024

Recently, GAO released a report on the availability of Head Start throughout the nation. The report finds that the availability of Head Start programs varies widely across states and counties …

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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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