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Spring Into Action 2016:  We are looking for presenters for policy-focused workshops and informative sessions for our conference attendees who are primarily child care professionals and early care and education advocates and stakeholders. Click here to learn more and apply! 

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

Information Alert 9.28.15 Legislative Update

Register Today! October 2015 Regional Public Policy Caucus in Round Lake Beach and Decatur. Click here for more information.

eAdvocate September 2015: Get updates on the State budget, CCAP policy changes and more!

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

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  • Attention Providers! Training registration begins Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 9am. Due to the continued budget impasse, Illinois Action for Children and its Community Partners will offer this abbreviated training schedule.
  • 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.
  • 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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