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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 …


Happy Birthday, Head Start! Bipartisan Praise for this Vital Program

May 22, 2019

Saturday marked the 54th anniversary of the federal Head Start program. Head Start delivers comprehensive early learning, health, nutrition, and family support services to children ages 3 through 5 living …


See Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships in Action with “All Our Kin”

March 13, 2019

Finding affordable child care that’s also high-quality can be challenging for American families, especially for low-income families. In 33 states the annual cost of infant care exceeds the cost of …


Father of Head Start: FFYF Honors the Life of Dr. Edward F. Zigler

February 9, 2019

Dr. Edward Zigler, recognized as the “Father of Head Start,” passed away Thursday, February 7th, at the age of 88. FFYF is grateful for Dr. Zigler’s many innovative contributions to …


Federal Legislative Agenda: Early Childhood Education in the 116th Congress

January 17, 2019

In recent years, Congress has made historic progress on behalf of America’s youngest learners through important, bipartisan policy and funding advancements around early childhood education. As a result, more children from low-income …


2018 National Poll: Fact Sheet

January 8, 2019

With a divided Congress, voters see early childhood education as a rare, unifying policy issue– and they’re paying close attention to their lawmakers’ actions. According to a new bipartisan poll …

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