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EC Funders Briefing: American Families Plan

This event was held on September 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

The American Families Plan is an investment in our children and our families—helping families cover the basic expenses that so many struggle with now, lowering health insurance premiums, and continuing the American Rescue Plan’s historic reductions in child poverty.

On September 23rd, we were joined by Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development, Office of Early Childhood Development  to discuss the American Families Plan and the role of philanthropy in supporting the AFP.

Event Takeaways

Federal agencies have set a new course for comprehensive early childhood care and education under President Joe Biden, strengthening existing systems and identifying new opportunities to support children, families and communities in the years ahead. Learn more about these initiaties in this 30 minute podcast on The Biden Administration’s Vision for Comprehensive ECE Systems. Early Childhood Matters Podcast host Missy Coffey (SRI Education) dives into those initiatives with Miriam Calderon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education with the U.S. Department of Education, and Katie Hamm, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development with the Administration for Children and Families at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Calderon and Hamm discuss federal perspectives, priorities and opportunities for building and growing comprehensive early care and education systems in states across the U.S., and the administration’s efforts to improve parental choice through mixed delivery systems.

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