Early Childhood

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What’s New2020-02-05T15:02:15-05:00

Stay updated on recent work to ensure all children high-quality early childhood opportunities.

A Recent Legislative Win

In February, Congress passed and President Trump signed into law a budget deal that included an additional $5.8 billion (an additional $2.9 billion for each of the next two years) for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the main federal child care program.  This funding increase will allow an additional 230,000 children to receive child care assistance and help states boost the quality of child care.

Recent Blogs

  • Breonna Taylor and the Invisibility of Black Women and Girls in America

    We’re in a both an unusual and special time as a country. Unusual in that, in the midst of an intensified election year, where so many legislative decisions can negatively impact the livelihoods of the most vulnerable children and families, and the countless protests against racial injustice and police brutality happening all over the country, we are also searching for a level of normalcy from the effects of the pandemic in our everyday lives. This time is also special and calls for urgency in the continued push, pull and pressure to ensure long-lasting radical change for society as whole, but more importantly for America’s most oppressed and marginalized groups of people.  

  • Introducing our 2020 Voter Guides

    To help make voting more accessible, CDF has released its 2020 voter guides. Our guides explain why voting matters at every level of government (the presidential election is not the only election on the ballot!), highlight the children’s issues that are at stake in this election, and help you make a plan to vote smartly and safely, especially within the context of COVID-19.

  • What the Supreme Court Means for Children

    The Supreme Court will continue to be one of the most powerful forces shaping the lives of children and the world we are leaving for them. In a time of growing polarization, we continue to see more cases decided on close margins, giving a single Justice the power to profoundly impact the health, safety, and well-being of millions of children for generations to come. Confirming a new Justice is one of the most consequential actions that a Senator can take and as with any vote they take, CDF believes it is  imperative they do so with the interests of children in mind.

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