Your source for early childhood issues in Illinois—and a way to tell legislators the importance of such programs.
Take Immediate Action Before Session Ends
As the spring legislative session heads toward adjournment, you can join the Ounce in advocating for targeted investments in high-quality child care and early education. See below for quick and easy ways to contact your legislators.
Illinois Early Childhood Policy
The Ounce of Prevention Fund’s annual agenda provides a snapshot of the budget requests and early childhood priorities we are advocating for during the FY2020 legislative session.
Lend your Virtual Voice
Raise your voice and encourage lawmakers to invest in early childhood programs and education through any of the below actions:
Easily send a letter to your legislators
Urge them to act today and invest in brighter beginnings for our youngest learners and their families. If you are a parent, provider, teacher or administrator, let your legislator(s) know the value early childhood programs provide, and also share information about your program.
Show support on social media
Show support on social media with your own post, or customize and share the sample posts below. Don’t forget to use #AdvocateECE and tag your lawmaker – find his or her Twitter handle here.
Quality early learning is proven to give our littlest learners the brightest beginning! Help every child get the critical supports and services they need to succeed by investing in #ECE! @ounceofpreventionfund
Record your story using Ounce Voices
Click here to share why you advocate for early childhood education.
A few quick tips for filming your story – find a quiet, well-lit place to film; hold camera horizontally and center your face in the frame; look into the lens rather than at yourself on the screen; and speak clearly and slowly. Note that stories must be kept to 45-seconds or less.