News & Resources

Check out the latest news stories on infants and toddlers, and find resources created and published by Raising Illinois members and its partners that inform our work and the work of the state’s early learning and care systems. 

You’re Invited: Child Care Roadmap Event

05 August 2022
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You’re Invited! Child Care: Correcting Perception by Acknowledging Impact Join us on Thursday, September 22 from 12 – 1 p.m. CT for a deep dive into one of the Infant Toddler Child…

Infant & Toddler Child Care Roadmap

04 August 2022
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New Resource! Infant & Toddler Child Care Roadmap New Report Provides Recommendations For Meeting the Demand of Child Care As a part of our policy agenda, Raising Illinois proposed the creation of…

Reflection on Family Leader Meeting

02 August 2022
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Family Leaders Share Challenges & Solutions for Accessing Early Childhood Programs On May 12, after celebrating Mother’s Day, the 12 Family Leaders hosted a Parent Town Hall, where we were joined by…

A Social Toolkit for Impact

22 June 2022
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Thank You for Being a Part of Raising Illinois! Now what? Use our “Social Toolkit for Impact” to let your networks know about the work happening in Illinois on behalf of infants,…

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Our Response to Illinois’ FY 2023 Spending Plan

12 April 2022
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Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2023 Spending Plan & What it Means for Infants & Toddlers Raising Illinois applauds the Illinois General Assembly for approving meaningful, new education and care funding and measures in…

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You’re Invited: Introducing Raising Illinois

28 February 2022
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Access the Virtual Event Introducing Raising Illinois: A Collective Effort Driven by Collective Voices Join us virtually on Thursday, March 17 to learn about Raising Illinois and our vision to solve high…

Our FY2023 Budget Proposal Response

16 February 2022
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Our Response to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Proposed Budget Raising Illinois is happy to see investments directed towards Illinois’ expecting families, infants and toddlers in the Governor’s latest budget proposal but more…

Introducing: 2022 Family Leaders

24 January 2022
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Introducing: 2022 Family Leaders Welcome to our 12 Family Leaders! We are thrilled and grateful to have you on board.  In order for Raising Illinois to lead a movement that will fundamentally…

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Our Fiscal Year 2021 Accomplishments

24 January 2022
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Our Fiscal Year 2021 Accomplishments Raising Illinois members have a lot to be proud of as we look back at last fiscal year. From historic investments and implementations to noteworthy legislation and…

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Family Leader Program, 2021 Application

15 October 2021
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Join Us! Raising Illinois’ Family Leader Program Applications for our 2021 Family Leader Program are available, due November 3   At the core of our work, we recognize the critical importance of…

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