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Action Needed to Ensure a Good Budget for Children and Families! Click here to learn how you can call your legislators THIS WEEK to support the Fair Tax Bill, attend the April 29th Fair Tax Rally in Springfield, and more.

Rally Day for a Fair Tax! Illinois Action for Children will not hold our own child care rally this year but, instead, urge you to join us and the A Better Illinois coalition on Tuesday, April 29th in Springfield. Click here to learn more and reserve your seat on the bus today!

April 14, 2014 State Budget Update & Call to Action Webinar Recording - Illinois Action for Children’s Public Policy and Advocacy team provides an in-depth analysis of the FY2015 proposed state budget as it stands to impact children and families. Click here to view recording and presentation slides.

INFORMATION ALERT: Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Announces Major Birth to 5 Initiative - plus Illinois Action for Children’s Statement on this new initiative.

Illinois Action for Children recently released High Quality Infant and Toddler Care in Illinois . Click here to read this Policy Brief.

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  • 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 our transition to the new statewide Child Care Management System (CCMS)!
  • The Spring 2014 Early Care and Education Resource Guide (Course Catalog) is now available here!
  • In his 2014 State of the State address, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn proposed a landmark, comprehensive Birth to Five Initiativefor the children of Illinois. To read Illinois Action for Children President and CEO Maria Whelan’s statement regarding the Governor’s proposal, click here.
  • Babies haven’t changed but the way we put them to sleep has. Click the following link for recommendations on keeping babies safe while they sleep.  All they need is Safe, Simple, Sleep!
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