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Congress Passes Continuing Resolution, Keeping Early Learning & Care Programs Funded into December

September 30, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Congress passed a bipartisan continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government funded until December 16, 2022, including a temporary extension of critical funding for the core …


FFYF Statement on Bipartisan Introduction of The Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022

September 20, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), alongside Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Ranking Member Cathy …


ACF Releases Guidance to Increase ECE Workforce Compensation and Supports

September 14, 2022

On September 12, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released three information memoranda that emphasize sustainable strategies to support the workforce across three federal funding streams: Head Start, Child …


ACF releases New Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Funding Opportunity Focused on Supporting the Workforce

September 14, 2022

On September 13, the Administration of Children and Families (ACF) announced $266 million Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (PDG B-5) renewal and planning grants. The Notices of Funding Opportunity, …


Bipartisan Group of Senators Sign Letter in Support of Timely MIECHV Reauthorization

August 26, 2022

This month, a bipartisan group of Senators from the Senate Finance Committee signed a letter in support of a “robust, timely, five-year reauthorization” of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood …


FFYF Statement on Exclusion of Child Care Funding from Inflation Reduction Act

August 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – FFYF Executive Director Sarah Rittling issued the following statement upon Senate passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022:  “With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, America is still …


50-State Analysis Shows Impact of Insufficient Child Care Funding

August 2, 2022

WASHINGTON –  As Senate Democrats advance a reconciliation package that has been stripped of any funding for child care, new analysis of all 50 states from First Five Years Fund (FFYF) shows …


Senate Releases Proposed FY2023 Funding Levels for ECE Programs

July 29, 2022

Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its proposed FY2023 funding bills. The appropriations package includes funding legislation from the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related …


After Elimination from Reconciliation, Congress Can’t Continue Ignoring Child Care Crisis

July 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — After the House passed budget reconciliation legislation that included nearly $400 billion in funding for child care and pre-K — among the largest proposed investments in the package …


House Budget Committee Hearing Highlights the Impact of Investing in Early Childhood

July 25, 2022

Last week, the House Budget Committee held a hearing to examine the impact of investing in children during their earliest years and long-term benefits of these investments for families and …


ACF Encourages States to Utilize Federal Funds to Support the ECE Workforce

July 20, 2022

Since the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) issued a Dear Colleague guidance letter last fall urging states, communities, and local programs to use relief funds to address the early …

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