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Information Alert! August 21, 2015: The Governor Signs Bill that Includes Federal Funding for Child Care / El Gobernador Firma La Propuesta de Ley de Financiamiento Federal que Incluye El Cuidado de Niño

Click here to watch our July 28, 2015 Webinar discussing changes to the Child Care Assistance Program and latest developments on the Illinois state budget.

Click here to share your story and let us know how the CCAP cuts are impacting YOU!

FACT SHEET: CCAP Program Cuts Implemented July 1, 2015

CHILD CARE BUDGET UPDATE & ACTION ALERT! Call your elected officials TODAY! Click here to learn more!

July eAdvocate! Click here to read about the state budget, child care policy changes, Provider Spotlight and more!

Click here to watch our June 8, 2015 Webinar on the FY2016 Legislative Session

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  • Attention Parents and Child Care Providers, please see the attached updated memo and supplemental fact sheet from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) regarding the changes to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) effective July 1, 2015.
  • Por favor, vea la nota actualizada y hoja suplementaria adjunto del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Illinois (DHS) en relación de los cambios en el Programa de Asistencia de Cuidado de Niños (CCAP) a partir del 1 de julio de 2015.
  • Providers! The Fall 2015 Early Care and Education Resource Guide (Course Catalog) is now available here!
  • 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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