Advocacy Action Center

Your source for early childhood issues in Illinois—and a way to tell legislators the importance of such programs.

News & Updates

The Ounce recaps the latest developments on the FY20 budget from Springfield, IL

Our Illinois Policy team shares some of the wins for early childhood in the state! Read our recap here.

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.


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Early Childhood Advocacy Day

On April 3, hundreds of early childhood advocates across Illinois traveled to Springfield to champion early childhood programs. Click to read our recap of the day .