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FY19 Appropriations Coalition Thank You Letter

Resource October 12, 2018

October 11, 2018

The Honorable Richard Shelby
United States Senate
304 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Chairman Shelby,

The Child Care and Early Learning Coalition appreciates the increased funding included in the FY 2019 Labor Health and Human Services and Education bill for the flagship programs that helps families work and young children succeed- the Child Care and Development Block Grant, Head Start and Early Head Start. We also welcome the modest increase in the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, the Preschool Grants Program under Section 619 of Part B of IDEA, as well as the continued funding for Preschool Development Grants, early intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities under Part C of IDEA, and CCAMPIS.

We thank you for these investment that build on the important support the Committee provided in the FY 2018 Appropriations bill and provide a signal to families and children and their communities about the importance of these supports to their success now and in the future.


Center for Community Change Action
Child Care Aware of America
Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC)
Early Care and Education Consortium
First Five Years Fund
First Focus
IDEA Infant and Toddlers Coordinators Association (ITCA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association for Family Child Care
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Council of Jewish Women
National Indian Child Care Association
National Women’s Law Center
NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
Save the Children Action Network
Service Employees International Union
Teaching Strategies
United Way Worldwide
Voices for Progress

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