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

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

eAdvocate May 2015: MIECHV Funding, ESEA, Federal Budget Update, Child Care Development Block Grant, State Budget Update, Crib Bumper Pad Bill Update, and much 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.

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  • The Summer 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.
  • 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).

  • CCMS Update! Providers and parents, click here to learn more about new statewide Child Care Management System (CCMS).
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