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Rally in Springfield on May 13th: Click here for more information

eAdvocate April 2015: Federal and State Updates, latest from Responsible Budget Coalition, Crib Bumper Ban Bill Update, Spring Into Action 2015, Week of the Young Child, and more.

FACT SHEET: Responsible Budget Coalition on Governor’s FY16 Proposed Budget Cuts

FACT SHEET: Governor Rauner’s FY16 Proposed Budget Hurts Children and Families

Hoja Informativa: El Presupuesto del Año Fiscal de 2016

Early Intervention: Illinois Action for Children joins Latino Policy Forum, Ounce of Prevention Fund, and Voices for Illinois Children in opposing a proposal to restrict eligibility for Early Intervention services. Click here to learn more.

Have you already been affected by CCAP Cuts? Please tell us about it!
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NEW:Take our survey about how you have been affected. This will help us count the number of people impacted:

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Watch Illinois Action for Children’s recent Public Policy and Advocacy Team Webinar on the State Child Care Funding Crisis

Join us for Illinois Action for Children's 18th Annual Spring Into Action Conference. Early Bird Rate Extended to Feb. 16!

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  • Join us for our DERBY DAY benefit on May 2, 2015 from 4–6 pm at Old Town Social! Meet Olympic Bronze Medalist Aja Evans and enter the raffle drawing for a chance to win the $1,000! Click here for full details and tickets!
  • Parents and child care providers: If you have questions or concerns about Measles, please click on the links below to information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

  • The Spring 2015 Early Care and Education Resource Guide (Course Catalog) is now available here!
  • CCMS Update! Providers and parents, click here to learn more about new statewide Child Care Management System (CCMS).
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