IAFC in the News – Pritzker Makes Pandemic Child Care Policy Permanent

July 7, 2021

Child care is one of the biggest expenses and worries of families in this country. Governor Pritzker is making permanent a pandemic policy of $1 per month child care for families living in poverty. He’s also capping child care costs for families with incomes up to 250 percent above the federal poverty level.

WBEZ Reset
 examines how this could benefit families and the state’s post-pandemic economic recovery.


Terri Sabol, assistant professor in the School of Education & Social Policy at Northwestern University

Teresa Ramos, vice president of public policy and advocacy at Illinois Action for Children

Rochelle Golliday, Owner/Executive Director, Cuddle Care day care centers

Listen to the full WBEZ Reset segment on child care.