Child Care

Quality child care 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.

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New House Healthcare Bill Would Harm Medicaid, and Thereby, Child Health Coverage

| March 7, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – In response to the release of the American Health Care Act by Republican leadership in


Letter: Thank You for Reintroducing the FAMILY Act

| February 21, 2017 |

First Focus Campaign for Children President Bruce Lesley sent a letter to Representative Rosa DeLauro and Kirsten Gillibrand thanking them for reintroducing the Family and


Recommendations for the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

| February 8, 2017 |

Over the course of the next four years, 16 million children will be born in this country and they deserve to be met with


Child Advocates Release Recommendations for Trump’s First 100 Days

| February 8, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid sweeping changes by the incoming Trump Administration, First Focus Campaign for Children has issued its


Youth Advocates Share Hopes for First 100 Days

| January 9, 2017 |

YouthToday 1/9/17 By Molly McCluskey WASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump offered little insight into his prospective policies surrounding youth and families, and President-Elect Trump


Limited Time Remains to Pass the Family First Prevention Services Act

| December 1, 2016 |

For Immediate Release: December 1, 2016 Washington D.C. – After months of work, compromise and negotiation, limited time remains for Congress to pass the


Fact Sheet: Family First Prevention Services Act

| June 27, 2016 |

The Family First Prevention Services Act is a bipartisan bill that reforms many of the federal child welfare financing mechanisms to help better support


Campaign for Children Praises House Passage of Family First Act

| June 22, 2016 |

Washington – By voice vote, the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass the Family First Prevention Services Act (HR.5456), a bipartisan bill


House extends TANF for one year, Doggett goes to bat for kids

| June 21, 2016 |

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children welcomes the proposed one-year extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, approved in


Children’s Budget Coalition Urges Bipartisan Agreement on Labor-H Spending Bill

| May 18, 2016 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children and 21 other members of the Children’s Budget Coalition today sent a letter to Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and