Attention: Parents and Child Care Providers! State Child Care Assistance Program Funding in Jeopardy as of February 2015. Click here to learn more and find out how YOU can take action today!

Advocate Corner

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

ALERT 3.26.15: HB 317 (addressing FY15 Child Care Funding Crisis) passes Senate and moves to Governor Rauner! Expected to be signed by the Governor without delay. Click here to learn more.

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

Hoja Informativa: El Presupuesto del Año Fiscal de 2016

eAdvocate March 2015: Federal and State Budget Updates, Spring into Action 2015 info, and much more (in English and Spanish)

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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  • 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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