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Advocate Corner

November 2014 eAdvocate: Federal Update on CCDBG Reauthorization, State Update on Veto Session, Election Results Update, Changes to Licensing Standards for Centers, and much more!

INFORMATION ALERT: Election Results Update - Now is the time to focus on educating lawmakers on what we do in their communities and to understand the role child care and early learning play.

INFORMATION ALERT: U.S. Congress set to pass Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization. If enacted, this will improve health and safety standards of child care facilities, make it easier for families to get and continue to receive help paying for child care, and support training and professional development of child care providers. Stay tuned to Advocate Corner for further updates on CCDBG Reauthorization.

Illinois Action for Children has held several important webinars on issues affecting children and families in recent months. Click here to view/listen to the presentations, including the webinar slides and other related materials.

New Fact Sheet: Maintain Current Income Tax Rates

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  • The Fall 2014 Early Care and Education Resource Guide (Course Catalog) is now available here!
  • Click here to read a statement by Maria Whelan, President & CEO of Illinois Action for Children, on the proposed state budget presented by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on March 26th, 2014.
  • CCMS Update! Providers and parents, click here to learn more about new statewide Child Care Management System (CCMS).
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