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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 …


Head Start Supports Children and Families, Read the Story of One Family from Washington State

September 5, 2019

As Congress returns from the district work period and continues their efforts to pass legislation to fund the government before the end of September, we know our elected leaders will …


Early Head Start – Child Care Partnership Program Overview

July 2, 2019

Head Start and Early Head Start Program Overview

July 2, 2019

New Effort Helps Bridge Gap between ECE and K-12 Systems

June 26, 2019

The Office of Head Start launched a new project this week to bridge the gap between early education and public K-12 school systems. Coordination between the two systems will help …


Another Major Study Debunks Head Start “Fadeout” Myth from Flawed “Impact Study”

June 19, 2019

Since 1965, Head Start has provided comprehensive early learning and development services to more than 35 million children from low-income families. Research shows that participation in Head Start results in …


GAO Report Examines Patchwork of Early Learning and Care Programs From State to State

June 13, 2019

Head Start and the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) provide critical funding for high-quality early learning and care programs, and yet they are able to serve only a small fraction …

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