Your source for early childhood issues in Illinois—and a way to tell legislators the importance of such programs.
News & Updates
2019 Legislative Summary
Our Illinois Policy Team recently released its annual Legislative Summary, which highlights the many policy changes the Ounce and its partners influenced in the state last year.
Be a Champion for Early Childhood!
The Ounce encourages advocates to be a part of the Illinois State Board of Education’s budget hearings, where stakeholders have the opportunity to help shape the drafting of the state’s FY2021 budget – ensuring we better address the far too many children in Illinois facing great challenges.
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.