We celebrate your advocacy efforts and are pleased to share good news!

March 26, 2018

Your emails, tweets, other social media posts, and phone calls made a difference for many young children and families!


Congress passed a bipartisan supported FY 18 spending bill that the President signed which means the government is funded through the end of the fiscal year (9/30/18).  This spending bill included the following:]

  • A $11.4 million increase for Part C of IDEA

  • A $12.8 million increase for Part B Sec 619 of IDEA

  • A $610 million increase for Head Start ($115 million of that for Early Head Start that will be used for Early Head Start expansion or Early Head Start/child care partnerships

  • A $2.4 billion increase for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (the largest in history!)

  • A $35 million increase for CCAMPIS that funds child care for mothers in college

  • A $20 million increase for 21st Century Community Learning Centers which supports after school programs

  • Flat funding for Preschool Development Grants at $250 million

Help Spread the Word and Thank Your Members of Congress!

Get your Twitter action going by using and adapting these sample tweets:

  • What are you doing today? We are celebrating the increased funding for Part C & Part B Sec 619 of IDEA #ECEWins

  • We are celebrating that Congress passed a bill that will expand support for young children with disabilities and special needs. #ChildCareNOW #ChildCare4All#ECEWins

  • This week, Congress increased funding for child care, Head Start, care for young children with disabilities, and after school care! #ECEWins#ChildCare4All #ChildCareNOW

  • Today, we are celebrating the BIGGEST increase in child care funding in history! #ChildCare4All #ChildCareNOW

  • This week, Congress increased funding for #childcare AND #HeadStart. Children, families, and educators will benefit. And when #ECEWins, we all win! #ChildCare4All

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