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Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize MIECHV Introduced in the Senate -

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan bill to extend the evidence-based Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program, which is currently set to expire in 10 days. Kris Perry, Executive Director of the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), issued the following statement in response: “Voluntary home visiting programs have demonstrated measurable benefits for children and families throughout the country. This … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

September 11-15, 2017 FFYF in the News Commentary: The future rests with Utah’s youngest residents — so expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit The Salt Lake Tribune U.S. Trails Other Industrialized Nations When It Comes to Preschool, Study Finds Education Week National News America is slowly sucking the life out of education—starting with its … Read More

Early Childhood Programs Receive Continued Federal Support in FY18 from Senate Appropriations Committee -

The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Notably, the spending proposals passed by the full Senate Appropriations Committee held steady or increased FY18 funding for several critical early childhood programs: “At a time of great fiscal challenges in Congress, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s vote … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

August 21-25, 2017 FFYF in the News Kris Perry: Early childhood education wise investment The Columbus Dispatch National News Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children NPR Full-Day Kindergarten Students Do Better Than Half-Day Students, Analysis Finds Education Week Live in a Poor Neighborhood? Better Be a Perfect … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

August 14-18, 2017 National News Partisan Path for Tax Reform by Senate Republicans Faces Hurdles Morning Consult Pediatricians Urged to Get Involved With Early-Childhood Education Education Week Rubio hosting events to build support for child tax credit proposal The Hill Obama Education Appointees: Where Are They Now? Education Week The High-Speed Preschool Experiment The Atlantic … Read More