Childcare

Quality childcare is essential for young children’s safety, health, and development. And parents cannot work without confidence that their children are well cared-for during the work day. But today, federal investments fall well short of the need. In fact, more than 40 percent of infants and toddlers are in substandard child care environments. First Focus is working for stronger federal policy to improve both child care quality and affordability.

Resources


7 Ways Congress Can Honor Children on Universal Children’s Day

| November 20, 2017 |

Countries all around the world are celebrating children’s rights today. Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the United Nations establishing November 20 to be


Children’s Budget 2017

| November 17, 2017 |

Children are receiving less than 8 percent of the federal budget—and this share fell 5.5 percent between 2014 and 2017, according to Children’s Budget 2017,


OVERVIEW: Impact of the President’s FY 18 Budget Request on Children

| May 25, 2017 |

  President Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 seeks massive cuts to critical programs that help American children and families. It


Report Release: Kids’ Share 2016

Event September 20, 2016 |

Sep 20 2016 Ended Report Release: Kids' Share 2016 Urban Institute, Washington, DC, Is Spending on Children Part of the Public Conversation? A Discussion


Urban Institute, First Focus, unveil Kids’ Share 2016 findings Sept. 20

| September 8, 2016 |

Washington – The social and economic policy think tank Urban Institute and non-partisan children’s advocacy group First Focus will unveil the results of Kids’


Home Visiting Programs Work: Here’s the Proof

| August 22, 2016 |

The Chronicle of Social Change By Karen Howard 8/22/16 As a career advocate for children, I applaud Los Angeles County’s innovative efforts to reduce child


Twenty years after its enactment, TANF has lost its buying power

| August 18, 2016 |

Washington – Once intended to be the nation’s most innovative anti-poverty program, the only federal cash assistance program designed to help lift families out


“Race Gap” Hurts American Children According to Children’s Budget Review

| July 14, 2016 |

Child’s World America By Shannon Fandler 7/14/16 When it comes to government spending on children, race matters. In a 2016 review of the federal


Skilled Digital Media Strategist Meg Biallas Joins First Focus

| July 14, 2016 |

Washington – Bringing more than eight years of experience in digital media strategy and development, former RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) Online


King Introduces Two Bills Aimed at Fighting Poverty & Developing Workforce

| July 13, 2016 |

Office of U.S. Sen Angus King The bills, which build on King’s anti-poverty agenda, would improve federal programs to help people find and keep