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Early Childhood Development|October 12, 2023

The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center Releases its 2023 State Policy Roadmap

Prenatal-to-3 Policy (PN-3) has released its fourth annual State Policy Roadmap. Grounded in the science of the developing child, the Roadmap provides clear guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments they can make to ensure all children thrive from the start.

Early Childhood Development|June 28, 2023

Alliance for Early Success Receives $10M Investment from MacKenzie Scott, Launches Innovative New Early Childhood Power Equity Fund

The Alliance for Early Success has received a $10-million grant from MacKenzie Scott, which will be used to launch the Power Equity Initiative, a strategy aimed at amplifying the voices of young children through equitable coalitions, collaborative policymaking, and increased funding at the state level.

Early Childhood Development|June 16, 2023

Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Will Chair the Board of Directors of The Hunt Institute

Former United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will succeed The Hunt Institute's founder and namesake Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. as Chair of the Board, alongside former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez who succeeds Thomas Lambeth as vice chair.

Early Childhood Development|June 14, 2023

Anti-Poverty Aid Offers Brain Boost

Children's' developing brains are altered by the corrosive effects of poverty. Studies show that the effects of poverty can be mitigated when families have more resources, and in states with more generous safety-net programs, children from low-income families have brains that are closer in size to their wealthier peers.

Early Childhood Development|March 23, 2023

First Five Years Fund’s Executive Director Sarah Rittling Testifies Before Key House Committee on Child Care Funding

First Five Years Fund's Executive Director Sarah Rittling appeared before the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on March 23, 2023, to testify about the importance of robust federal funding for early learning and child care programs in FY2024.

Early Childhood Development|February 23, 2023

Governors Demonstrate Bipartisan Support for Child Care and Early Education

With rare bipartisan support, governors across the country are prioritizing child care and early education, with two-thirds of America’s governors highlighting its importance in their 2023 state of the state addresses.

Early Childhood Development|January 23, 2023

First Five Years Fund Welcomes the 118th Congress with a Suite of Early Childhood Resources

First Five Years Fund released a suite of resources aimed at helping federal lawmakers understand how high-quality early learning and child care programs are critical to invest in America’s children, working families, and economy.

Early Childhood Development|December 5, 2022

The Alliance for Early Success Releases their 2022 50-State Progress and Landscape Report

In their new report, 2022 50-State Progress and Landscape Report, The Alliance for Early Success highlights policy wins and trends in early childhood across the U.S.

Early Childhood Development|December 1, 2022

With Little Federal Support for Families, States are Stepping Up

With limited federal support for early childhood expected, states across the US are stepping up to bolster family economic stability and early childhood care and education.

Early Childhood Development|November 10, 2022

In New Mexico Child-Care Funding Win, Providers Nationwide See Road Map

Historically ranked among the worst states for child well-being, New Mexico is now leading the way with recent constitutional amendment that will create a permanent fund for child care. The new funds are expected to make child care more affordable for families and increase wages for child care workers.