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Bipartisan Budget Passed By Congress Extends Critical Support For Federal Home Visiting Program -

Bipartisan bill secures five-year reauthorization for MIECHV, negotiates doubling funding for CCDBG WASHINGTON – Early this morning, Congress passed a bipartisan budget bill, which includes an agreement to increase domestic spending caps and contains substantial victories for America’s young children from birth through age five. Notably, the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which expired in September of 2017, … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

February 5-9, 2018   FFYF in the News House GOP Leaves Crucial Infant Health Care Program Out of Spending Bill The Intercept National News A Test to Compare U.S Kindergarteners With the Rest of the World The Wall Street Journal Home visiting defenders plea for federal funding POLITICO Home Visiting: MIECHV Delay Already Hurting State, Local Programs Chronicle of Social Change … Read More

Progress for Home Visiting, Child Care in Senate Budget Deal -

Bipartisan Senate agreement proposes 5-year reauthorization for MIECHV, double funding for CCDBG WASHINGTON –A deal negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to raise domestic spending caps included major victories for America’s young children from birth through age 5. The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which expired in September of 2017, was reauthorized for five years, alongside other health extenders. Additionally, … Read More

For the Second Time This Year, House Sidesteps Expired Home Visiting Program Proven to Help Lift Families Out of Poverty -

Chairman Kevin Brady, Jan 11, 2017: “We will advance evidence-based reforms to fund more programs that actually work, such as the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program.” WASHINGTON – A bipartisan and evidence-based program that supports at-risk families with babies & young children and is proven to help parents become more economically self-sufficient has been left out of the extenders package that many believed Congress would use to reauthorize … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

  January 29 – February 2, 2017 National News Charter Schools, Pre-K, and the Question of Coordination, Part I Education Week Trump’s State of the Union Address and Education: What to Watch For Education Week What Happens to People Who Fail Work Requirements? Governing Taking Playtime Seriously The New York Times Early enrichment programs may boost odds poor kids go to … Read More