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.
Featured Resource: Community Conversations Toolkit
Raising Illinois invites you to bring together diverse individuals within your community, dive into the Infant & Toddler Child Care Roadmap's recommendations and discuss steps that can and should be taken to strengthen care for your community's infants and toddlers and those who care for them.
Community Conversations can take many shapes and forms depending on who you invite and the size of your community. It is the conversation that is critical – not the format, size or location. To help get your planning started, Raising Illinois has created a handful of helpful resources that we encourage you to check out.
Other News & Resources
Early Childhood Funding Commission Report
Raising Illinois Applauds Release of the Illinois Commission on Equitable Funding for Early Childhood Education and Care’s Final Report Recommendations outlined in report provide ambitious path to strengthening Illinois’ early care and education system and the…
News & Resources
Early Childhood Advocacy Day 2023
Early Childhood Advocacy Day 2023 Advocates like you made the day a success! Thank you! On April 18, Raising Illinois along with our partners at Child Care For All, COFI, Illinois Action for Children, SEIU, Start…
Babies Can’t Wait Postcard Update
Your Stories: “Babies Can’t Wait” Postcards Delivered Over 100 Illinois families have shared their Early Intervention stories with us so far–read their powerful postcards below! Earlier this year, Raising Illinois launched our Babies Can’t Wait postcard…
In Aurora, Renewed Focus on PN3 Needs
In Aurora, Renewed Focus on PN3 Needs SPARK, a member of our coalition, launches Bright Beginnings Raising Illinois is grateful that SPARK is a proud member of our Coalition! SPARK (Strong, Prepared and Ready for Kindergarten)…