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The First Five Things to Know About: The PACE Act

July 24, 2024

Millions of working families with young children need quality child care, but the eye-watering cost of care today means many can’t afford it. And without it, many parents are forced …


2023: A Year in Review

December 18, 2023

2023 was a big year for child care and early learning! Together, we urged Congress to prioritize the funding and policies that strengthen child care and early learning with:  Thank …


Video: What is CCDBG?

May 9, 2023

Child care is a necessity for low-income and working parents, yet the cost of quality care often places it out of reach for families. Recognizing that quality child care can …


Video: Child Care is Essential

April 3, 2023

There’s no question that child care is essential for working families and our economy. Addressing the nation’s long standing child care challenges will be integral to the success of any …


Video: Empowering Families: The Positive Impact of MIECHV and Voluntary Home Visiting

June 6, 2022

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) provides federal funds to states, territories, and tribal entities for voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services. Home visitors meet with parents …

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House Education and Labor Committee Markup of Build Back Better Act Provisions Spotlights the Role of Child Care and Preschool in Rebuilding the American Economy

September 14, 2021

Last week, the House Committee on Education and Labor held a markup on its portion of the Build Back Better Act, which includes significant investments to make high-quality child care …


John Legend: Invest in Early Childhood Education

January 19, 2021

John Legend knows that legends can come from anywhere. They all start in the same place: with a dream and a chance to make that dream come true. High-quality early …


What Do We Really Mean When We Talk About “Brain Science” in Early Childhood Development?

February 12, 2020

We often talk about brain science and the importance of healthy development in children, but what does that really mean? Check out our video based on the research of Dr. …


VIDEO: CCDBG Is Creating New Opportunities for Working Families

June 12, 2019

Child care is a necessity for working parents, yet the cost of quality care often places it out of reach. The Child Care and Development Block Grant program (CCDBG) provides …


NEW VIDEO: The Impact of Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships

May 9, 2019

In a new video, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), brought together parents, child care providers, and local leaders to discuss the breadth of support that Early Head Start – Child …


See Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships in Action with “All Our Kin”

March 13, 2019

Finding affordable child care that’s also high-quality can be challenging for American families, especially for low-income families. In 33 states the annual cost of infant care exceeds the cost of …


NEW VIDEO: FFYF Welcomes the 116th Congress to Washington

January 17, 2019

To the members of the 116th Congress: Welcome to Washington! As the new Congress gets underway, the First Five Years Fund has identified a bipartisan legislative agenda for lawmakers to …

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