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Weekly News: January 15 – ECE and more!

1/15/20

Read the top stories in early care and education (and more) for the week of Jan. 15:

Why Illinois Is Pumping Millions Into the Census (Chicago Magazine)

1/15/20

“At each of the four holiday parties that Illinois Action for Children threw in December, the festive theme was the 2020 census. Partygoers played Census Klaus Bingo, in which the caller read out fun census facts. And throughout the winter,…

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Weekly News: January 8 – ECE and more!

1/8/20

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How Schools Are Working to Count Every Child in the 2020 Census (Daily Herald)

1/2/20

Illinois has set aside $29 million for census outreach efforts in partnership with local community groups, schools, libraries, governments, and social service agencies to get a full count next year. Key to these efforts is leveraging the biggest asset —…

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IAFC President/CEO Maria Whelan on WBEZ’s The Reset to Discuss “Closing the Gap”

12/23/19

Maria Whelan, President and CEO of Illinois Action for Children, recently appeared on WBEZ’s The Reset with Jenn White and their “Closing the Gap” series to discuss the achievement gap, racial and economic disparities in early care and education, and…

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Weekly News: December 18 – ECE and more!

12/18/19

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Governor Announces CCAP Changes to Increase Investment in ECE Workforce

12/16/19

Today, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced two changes to the state’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) as of Jan. 1, 2020, that will more fairly compensate child care providers and expand access to training…

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Early Childhood Advocates Support Illinois Commission on Equitable Funding for Early Childhood Education and Care

12/16/19

We applaud Governor Pritzker for his commitment to young children and their families, as demonstrated by the launching of the Illinois Commission on Equitable Funding for Early Childhood Education and Care.

As longtime advocates for the education and healthy development of…

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Weekly News: December 11 – ECE and more!

12/11/19

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Weekly News: December 4 – ECE and more!

12/4/19

Read the top stories in early care and education (and more) for the week of Dec. 4: