Join Us for a Regional Public Policy Caucus!

October 25, 2017

Illinois Action for Children convenes early childhood community leaders and advocates every year for an early childhood policy caucus. This year, we’ll be hosting 4 caucuses throughout the state! At each regional caucus, you’ll learn about upcoming state and federal early childhood policies, including the status of:

  • Preschool expulsion legislation
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program
  • Child Care for Working Families Act and more!

You will get to talk about policy issues that matter to you and help inform Illinois Action for Children’s policy agenda for FY2019. The Regional Public Policy Caucuses are also a great way to network with other early childhood professionals!

Register for a policy caucus near you! The content for each caucus will be the same – simply pick the one that works for you! Registration is $15 to cover the cost of a meal. 

Mt. Vernon, IL

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (10 AM – 1:30 PM)
DoubleTree Hotel
222 Potomac Blvd.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Regional Sponsors: Project CHILD: Child Care Resource and Referral, Southern Illinois Early Childhood Action Team (SIECAT)

Springfield, IL

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (10 AM – 1:30 PM)
StateHouse Inn
101 E. Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Schaumburg, IL

Thursday, December 7, 2017 (10 AM – 1:30 PM)
Schaumburg Park District – Community Recreation Center
505 N. Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60194
Regional Sponsors: DuPage Early Childhood Collaboration at the DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform, Children’s Home & Aid

Chicago, IL*

Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM
SEIU Healthcare
2229 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608
*Note this event will be in the evening.

If you would like to be a “Regional Sponsor” of our upcoming public policy caucus, please contact us. A regional sponsor commits to sharing information about this event to their networks.

Do you have any questions you would like us to discuss at our caucus? Email us at