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Statement from Illinois Action for Children on Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address - 1.27.16

Child-care providers, parents continue to feel the pinch from state restrictions – State Journal-Register 1.20.16

Illinois Action for Children Awarded Federal Head Start Grant: Year-Round Early Childhood Programs Serving South Suburbs – 12.1.15

Child Care Changes Approved by JCAR: New CCAP rules, including increased eligibility, in effect as of Nov. 9th, 2015.

Illinois Action for Children’s Press Statement on the SB 570 Vote – 11.10.15

Rauner Administration Amedns Eligibility Rules for Child Care Program – Progress Illinois 11.9.15

Governor backtracks on cuts to state child care assistance, but not completely – Catalyst Chicago 11.9.15

Thousands Could Afford Child Care if Reforms Are Enacted – WISC Channel 20 11.9.15

Rauner does about-face on child care eligibility changes – Chicago Sun-Times 11.9.15

Check out the recent Illinois Obesity Prevention Standards Case Study: Strengthening Obesity Prevention Standards in Child Care through State Partnerships; a joint study with Illinois Action for Children, Ounce of Prevention Fund, Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children and Chicago Department of Public Health. 

Survey Confirms Devastating Impact of Child Care Changes on Children and Working Families – IAFC Policy Brief 10.5.15

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  • Attention Parents and Child Care Providers! Please see the updated memo from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) regarding the changes to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) effective November 9, 2015.
  • Are You a Nonprofit Child Care Center? You may be able to Lower your Operating Costs:  Illinois Action for Children partners with Elevate Energy and offers assistance to nonprofit childcare centers to help reduce their utility costs, increase the comfort, health, and safety for staff and children, and put financial savings back to their mission. Find more information and application for available services here.

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