Your source for early childhood issues in Illinois—and a way to tell legislators the importance of such programs.
News & Updates
Ounce responds to IL Gov.’s Budget Address
Our Illinois Policy Team provides its point of view on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal for the state, which includes investments in programs that serve young children and families. Read our full statement.
Ounce Highlights FY 2021 Legislative Priorities
The Ounce Illinois Policy Team’s annual Legislative Agenda provides a snapshot of the budget requests and legislative priorities that the Ounce will be advocating for and pursuing during the 2020 spring legislative session.
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.
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.