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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are conducting a survey of teachers’ experiences working with parents of the children in their classrooms. All early childhood lead teachers working in the Chicago area are eligible to participate. Your experiences and perspectives are important and will help the researchers to better understand how to support […]
The Illinois General Assembly passed the FY2019 Illinois state budget! The governor has indicated he will sign the budget into law in the coming days. This news comes well in advance of the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2018. The budget, which was developed and passed on a bipartisan basis, provides significant […]
The Illinois General Assembly is crafting its budget before the May 31 adjournment. Urge your legislators to pass a full-year, fully-funded state budget that protects and strengthens early childhood investments! Contact Your Lawmaker Legislators should champion the needs of children and families by: Supporting the Illinois State Board of Education’s request for a $50 million […]
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) issued a notice of public hearing for comments on the federal Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan for FFY 2019-2021 .The public is invited to attend the hearings in person or to participate by webinar. If participating by webinar, advanced registration is required: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 […]
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