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Calls and Presentations

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07/11/23 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout: A follow up to a previous request from Child Care Aware of America, an “Inside-Out” conversation about state advocate visits to Congressional offices, an update on Medicaid unwinding, a federal overview, and an administrative overview including information about the publication of new CCDBG proposed regulations.

05/02/23 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout: State policy regarding SNAP and other nutrition supports (Elliot Regenstein, Foresight), Federal Overview (Sarah Rubinfield, FFYF), Executive Order on child care (Danielle Ewen, Alliance), the House Republican budget/debt ceiling proposal (Meredith Dodson, Coalition on Human Needs).

04/11/23 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout: CHIPS Implementation (Ezra Kagan and Adrienne Elrod, Department of Commerce and Melissa Boteach, NWLC); Federal overview (Reg Leichty, Foresight); Appropriations and New Legislation (Sarah Rubinfield, FFYF); and Polling (Elliot Regenstein, Foresight).

03/07/23 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout: NAEYC Debrief (Danielle Ewen), Federal Overview (Reg Leichty, Foresight), Appropriations (Sarah Rubinfield, FFYF), Administration Update (Danielle Ewen), and Story Banking (Anne Hedgepeth and Diane Girouard, Child Care Aware of America)

02/07/23 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout:“Outside In” conversation on the federal funding cliff (Elliot Regenstein), federal overview (Reg Leichty, Foresight), appropriations (Amanda Guarino, FFYF), and child nutrition (Mary Beth Testa).

01/10/23 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout: “Outside In” conversation on Preschool Development Grants (Facilitated by Elliot Regenstein), Federal overview (Reg Leichty, Foresight), The Omnibus (Sarah Rubinfield, FFYF) and Implementing Omnibus Health Care Changes (Elisabeth Burak, Center for Children and Families.)


12/06/22 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout: Federal Overview, Spending and Polling, "End of Year Chaos," The Child Care Cliff.

11/01/22 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout: Provider Health Insurance Open Enrollment, Child Care & Child Tax Credit ,Home Visiting Sign-On, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, NAEP Results and Federal Funds for Schools.

10/04/22 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout: Federal Overview, MIECHV Reauthorization, Election transitions, COVID Child Care Stabilization Grants

09/06/22 StateFedConnect Readout

Included in the readout: Federal Overview, Federal Child Nutrition Programs (Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act), Appropriations and the commitment to early childhood, and our “Outside In” Conversation: Scott-Burr and Murray-Kaine bills.

08/02/22 StateFedConnect Readout

The meeting began with a federal overview and a deeper dive into child care and reconciliation. State advocates then had a broader conversation about child care underspending before presenters moved to a presentation on child tax credits.

07/12/22 StateFedConnect Readout

Sarah Rubinfield, Director of Government Affairs at First Five Years Fund, provided an update of the state of early learning legislation in Congress; Catriona MacDonald, President of Linchpin Strategies, shared the latest on Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) reauthorization; Mary Beth Testa of MBST Solutions gave a recap of the recently passed Keep Kids Fed Act; Gary Romano, President & CEO at Civitas Strategies spotlighted the issue of childcare providers unable to repay Economic Injury Disaster Loans; and Elyssa Schmier, Vice President, Government Relations and National Budget at MomsRising Together gave an update on the infant formula shortage.

06/07/22 StateFedConnect Readout

The StateFedConnect "refresh" was discussed and our new facilitators were introduced: Elliot Regenstein & Reg Leichty from Foresight Law + Policy. New advisory council members were also announced. Agenda items included the Murray/Kaine child care proposal, reconciliation, the baby formula shortage, child nutrition waivers, and the FY23 budget process.


The Past, Present, and Future of Child Care

Presentation Recording: Veteran of the field Helen Blank walked StateFedConnectors through the fascinating history of child care, from WWII and the Lanham Act to present.  

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