Memo: Racial Equity in Child Care: Supporting Families Who Use Family, Friend and Neighbor Care

November 18, 2020

In this memo to Rey Gonzalez, Jodi Scott, Robin Steans, Elliot Regenstein, Adequacy, Management & Oversight & Mechanisms Working Group Leads, Illinois’ Commission on Equity in Early Childhood Education and Care Funding, Office of The Governor, J.B. Pritzker, the Sylvia Cotton Center for Research and Policy Innovation powered by Illinois Action for Children outlines the reasons why Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) care is essential to racial and economic justice in Illinois and urges the consideration of the following recommendations to FFN funding adequacy, funding mechanisms, and management and oversight. Adequately funding this care will require substantial new investment but is essential to meet the needs of workers of color who are the backbone of our current economy, and to ensure their children receive a higher standard of care. READ MORE.