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FFYF, Major Organizations Call for Increased Funding for Child Care Programs in FY24 Appropriations

March 20, 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) and a coalition of 44 major early education advocacy organizations wrote to Congressional appropriators calling for increased funding for federal early learning and care …


FFYF Hosts Congressional Appropriations Briefing Highlighting Importance of Child Care Funding

March 16, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) hosted Congressional staff for a bipartisan briefing on the importance of federal early learning and child care programs and the need …


FFYF Statement on Child Care, Early Learning in the President’s Budget

March 9, 2023

WASHINGTON – Today, the White House will release details of President Biden’s FY2024 budget request to Congress, which includes robust discretionary funding for many of the federal early learning programs that support the …


FFYF Statement on Child Care in State of the Union

February 7, 2023

WASHINGTON – In response to President Biden’s second State of the Union address, First Five Years Fund (FFYF) Executive Director Sarah Rittling released the following statement:  “Child care is more …


The State of Child Care Ahead of SOTU

February 6, 2023

As President Biden prepares to deliver his second State of the Union, and first to a divided Congress, First Five Years Fund (FFYF) has put together a state-of-play on a …


ACF Announces New PDG B-5 Grantees Totaling Approximately $300 Million

January 30, 2023

On January 27th, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced the latest round of Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) grantees. Approximately $300 million in funding will …


The 118th Congress: Opportunities for Child Care and Early Learning

January 18, 2023

The 118th Congress has the opportunity to invest in America’s children, working families, and the economy through high-quality early childhood education. This resource book is an introduction to the foundational …


Congress Set to Send Home Visiting Bill Honoring Rep. Walorski to President’s Desk

December 20, 2022

Today, Congress announced that the Jackie Walorski Maternal and Child Home Visiting Reauthorization Act of 2022 will be included in the final year-end FY2023 omnibus spending package. The bill to …


Congress Set to Approve Critical Funding Increases for Key Federal Early Childhood Education Programs

December 20, 2022

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressional leaders released their final FY2023 omnibus spending package, which includes prioritizing more than $2.8 billion in funding increases for core federal early learning and care programs, …


Bipartisan Path Forward For Year-End Package Lies in Early Learning & Child Care

December 14, 2022

WASHINGTON – Last night, top congressional appropriators announced that they struck a deal on a funding  framework for the year-end FY2023 omnibus spending package. The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) joins …


Ahead of End-Of-Year Deal, Bipartisan Lawmakers & Members-Elect Agree Congress Must Work to Double Funding for CCDBG

December 5, 2022

As negotiations for the FY2023 spending bill continue, House and Senate members from across the aisle, members-elect for the 118th Congress, and leading national organizations agree that Congressional Appropriators must …

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