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2018 National Poll: Results By Question

January 8, 2019

FFYF’s sixth year of national polling, conducted in the days immediately following the 2018 Midterm Elections, shows Democratic and Republican voters alike expect members of Congress from across the aisle …


Study Shows Head Start Reduces Likelihood of Adult Poverty

January 2, 2019

A new study from the University of Michigan found that Head Start has positive long-term impacts on both higher education attainment and economic self-sufficiency. Researchers used longitudinal data from children …


FY19 Appropriations Coalition Thank You Letter

October 12, 2018

October 11, 2018 The Honorable Richard ShelbyUnited States Senate304 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Shelby, The Child Care and Early Learning Coalition appreciates the increased funding included …


An Introduction to Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress

September 13, 2018

It is now widely understood that a child’s brain is at its most flexible during the first few years of life, making this a critical period for learning, growth, and …


Office of Head Start Releases Program Instruction for Head Start and Early Head Start Supplemental Funds

September 12, 2018

The Office of Head Start (OHS) announced yesterday the availability of additional funds to increase high-quality early childhood program hours for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Specifically, $295 …


Congress Can Leverage Head Start to Help Combat the Opioid Epidemic’s Effects on Children

July 18, 2018

As America’s opioid epidemic continues to devastate communities, numerous child welfare groups are calling attention to short and long-term effects of this crisis on children. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), such …


Head Start Program Performance Standards: Quality Component Overview

October 28, 2016

For over fifty years, families across America have relied on Head Start programs to provide children the skills they need to be ready for school and families the assistance they …

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