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CCAP Income Eligibility Restored

10/3/17

Restoration of Child Care Eligibility in Illinois is Welcome, Long-Overdue

9/20/17

Chicago – The restoration of the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) signals a welcome – and long-overdue – commitment by Governor Rauner to live up to the promises he made two years ago. However, a great deal of damage has…

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Child Advocates Call On Governor Rauner To Live Up To His Promise And Fully Restore Child Care Assistance

8/30/17

30,000 fewer children have access to child care in Illinois today than in June 2015, when the Governor made dramatic and devastating changes to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP). A compromise was reached to bring income eligibility up to…

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2017 Report on Child Care in Cook County

8/23/17

The year ending June 30, 2016 saw several significant shocks occur to child care services in Cook County. An unprecedented restriction of eligibility in the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) imposed a period of great uncertainty on parents…

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Early Childhood Advocates Call on the Illinois House of Representatives to Override Governor’s Veto

7/5/17

Over the long holiday weekend, the Illinois General Assembly worked in a bipartisan manner to end the unprecedented budget impasse, passing a full-year budget for FY2018 and the revenue increases needed to fund that budget. The governor vetoed the bills…

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STATEMENT FROM ILLINOIS ACTION FOR CHILDREN ON THE CONTINUED STATE BUDGET IMPASSE

6/2/17

Once again, it is June 1. Once again, Illinois does not have a budget for the upcoming fiscal year (or the current one, for that matter). We commend the Illinois Senate for passing a balanced budget that includes adequate revenue…

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Let’s help pre-K children succeed, not expel them

5/15/17

Expelling students from pre-K programs can predispose them to a number of risks including school failure, teen pregnancy, unemployment and violence. (Hero Images / Getty Images)

How can we expect to solve crime and poverty when we’re expelling preschoolers?

Across the nation,…

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