Press Releases

Official position statements from the Ounce

Statement on Governor Rauner's FY2018 Budget Proposal (February 15, 2017)

State Representative Anna Moeller, Diana Rauner and Scott Humphrey Visit Early Learning Center (September 29, 2016)

Matthew Davis Named Chief Operating Officer of the Ounce of Prevention Fund (September 9, 2016)

Pritzker Children’s Initiative Invests $5 Million in Ounce of Prevention Fund (August 2, 2016)

Statement from Early Childhood Advocates on Continued State Budget Impasse (June 1, 2016)

Statement from Early Childhood Advocates on Governor Rauner’s FY2017 Budget Proposal (February 17, 2016)

Statement on the State of the State (January 27, 2016)

Statement on Michael Jordan's Gift to the Ounce of Prevention Fund (December 15, 2015)

Statement on Updated Child Care Assistance Program Eligibility (November 9, 2015)

Memo to Lawmakers Regarding SB570 (November 4, 2015)

Statement on the Release of Early Intervention Provider Payments (September 17, 2015)

Statement on Joint Committee on Administrative Rules Decision Not to Suspend Child Care Assistance Program Emergency Rule (August 11, 2015)

Ounce of Prevention Fund Joins More than 300 Nonprofits in Calling for Fair, Fully Funded State Budget (June 30, 2015)

Statement on the Early Childhood Block Grant Increase (June 24, 2015)

Statement on the Ounce of Prevention Fund Lobbying (May 11, 2015)

Statement on the Illinois FY2016 Budget Proposal (February 18, 2015)

Statement on President Obama's FY2016 Budget Proposal (February 2, 2015)

Ounce of Prevention Fund Launches Achieve OnDemand (January 19, 2015)

Statement on Incorporating Early Learning into Elementary and Secondary Education Act (January 12, 2015)

Statement on Illinois Receipt of Preschool Development Grant (December 12, 2014)

Statement on the White House Summit on Early Education and Invest in US Challenge to the Nation (December 10, 2014)