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2018 National Poll: Results By Question

January 8, 2019

FFYF’s sixth year of national polling, conducted in the days immediately following the 2018 Midterm Elections, shows Democratic and Republican voters alike expect members of Congress from across the aisle …

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2018 National Poll: Full Results Deck

January 8, 2019

According to a new bipartisan poll commissioned by First Five Years Fund (FFYF), voters say a divided Congress should have no bearing on lawmakers’ ability to pass meaningful legislation supporting …

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FFYF Analyzed Years of Polling and Found Unwavering Support for Greater Investment in ECE

October 30, 2018

The First Five Years Fund has conducted an analysis that consolidates and synthesizes the findings of our years of publicly available research with that of other national and state polls …

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ECE State Profiles Examine Federal Footprint from State to State

September 25, 2018

The First Five Years Fund is developing a series of state profiles to provide a high-level overview of the various early childhood education opportunities that exist within states, including those …

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An Introduction to Childhood Trauma and Toxic Stress

September 13, 2018

It is now widely understood that a child’s brain is at its most flexible during the first few years of life, making this a critical period for learning, growth, and …

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Achieving School Readiness for All Our Children

July 27, 2018

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

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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 …

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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 …

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What Early Learning in ESSA Can Look Like for States and Districts

May 23, 2016

FFYF has developed this resource to serve as a helpful tool for states writing innovative ESSA early learning plans.  In late 2015, Congress approved and President Obama signed the bipartisan …

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Analysis: Early Learning Provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act

February 4, 2016

In December 2015, Congress approved, and President Obama signed, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, P.L. 114-95) to replace the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. This latest update …

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Comparing the Three Iterations of the Nation’s Biggest Education Law – ESSA

February 4, 2016

These tables map the major early learning provisions included in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, S.1177, P.L. 114-95) and compares them to the No Child Left Behind Act, and …

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