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ICYMI: Back to School for Early Learners with Promise of Preschool Development Grants

September 6, 2018

As children across the country start school – many for the first time – it’s important to recognize the federal investments and partnerships that help make high-quality early childhood education …


A New Report Shows Benefits of Legacy Preschool Development Grant Program

August 7, 2018

Last week, the Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released a progress report highlighting states’ progress in implementing the Legacy Preschool Development Grants (PDG). Congress appropriated …


HHS Office of Child Care Hosts Webinar on Utilizing Its New Infant and Toddler Resource Guide

August 2, 2018

State leaders are at the forefront of creating innovative early childhood care and learning systems around the country. The Child Care State Capacity Building Center (SCBC), one of the Office …


Achieving School Readiness for All Our Children

July 27, 2018

A Funder’s Guide to Early Childhood Development from Birth to Five


New Report Details “Indispensable” Policies and Practices for Quality Pre-K

July 26, 2018

By the time a child starts elementary school, their bodies and brains have already gone through a vital period of growth and development that lays the groundwork for health and …


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 …


Child Care and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program

May 2, 2018

Child care is not a luxury for American families—it’s a necessity. Yet the costs associated with quality child care are rapidly outpacing other expenses faced by families, including the cost of …


Early Learning in State ESSA Plans: How States Are Using the Law

March 7, 2018

STATES ARE PRIORITIZING EARLY LEARNING The latest addition to FFYF’s ESSA toolkit of resources, Early Learning in State ESSA Plans: Implementation Snapshot provides an early look at where states are leveraging ESSA …


Thinking About Early Childhood Policy Beyond the “Silos”

August 7, 2017

Last week, Project Evident’s Sara Peters and Capita’s Joe Waters published an article that seeks to “reframe our current approach to serving children and families by suggesting that our work …


Video: This is Jo

March 16, 2017

Meet Jo. Jo is a four-year-old who is pushing her limits every day by challenging her senses and learning more about the world around her through high-quality early childhood education.


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 …


Pay for Success Emerges as New Financing Mechanism to Support Continued Early Learning Investment

June 22, 2016

Pay for Success (PFS) is a financing mechanism that leverages community-based solutions to public sector interests with private investment. Though public investment in early childhood education has undoubtedly increased, the …

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