News

Lead in Water Puts All At Risk – Especially Infants and Young Children

8/23/19

Illinois Action for Children was featured in a recent story about the dangers of lead in water to young children and infants, and the mitigation efforts that Illinois has been engaged in. To read the full story, click here or…

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Weekly News: August 21 – ECE and more!

8/21/19

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eAdvocate: August 2019 – Early Childhood Teacher Barriers Removed, Federal Update, More

8/20/19

Happy August, early learning advocates! This issue of eAdvocate will focus on Illinois’ efforts to remove barriers facing early childhood teachers, an update on the federal budget, positive changes coming to CCAP, and more.

IAFC Statement on Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

8/15/19

Chicago – On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a new “public charge” rule that will jeopardize the health and well-being of millions of children across the country. Mandates set forth in this new rule will force families…

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Weekly News: August 14 – ECE and more!

8/14/19

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Weekly News: August 7 – ECE and more!

8/7/19

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Letter to the Editor: Child Care Workers Need Protections [Chicago Tribune]

7/31/19

To read the letter at the Chicago Tribune, click here and scroll down to the bottom of their webpage.

What follows is the text of the letter as it ran in the newspaper on July 30:

Dear Editor,

As reported July 25 in…

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Weekly News: July 31 – ECE and more!

7/31/19

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Fair Workweek Ordinance Passed by Chicago City Council

7/24/19

On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council put significant and long-overdue protections in place for low-wage workers—including advance notice of their work schedules and compensation for last-minute changes to those schedules. Parents with consistent work schedules are less likely to experience…

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Weekly News: July 24 – ECE and more!

7/24/19

Read the top stories in early care and education (and more) for the week of July 24: