Infant & Toddler Child Care Roadmap

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 a roadmap to meet the demand for high-quality child care in Illinois. Start Early, a Raising Illinois Lead Facilitating Organization, led the project…

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Our Fiscal Year 2021 Accomplishments

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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 system improvements, Raising Illinois’ members contributed to positive change across Illinois last fiscal year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). In spite…

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IL Prenatal to Three Agenda

Our work is guided by an ambitious, comprehensive, multi-year strategic policy agenda to ensure that Illinois’ youngest children and their families, especially those furthest from opportunity, are on a trajectory for success.

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Voices Kids Count 2021

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Voices for Illinois Children Releases 2021 Kids Count Report The report outlines prevalent factors associated with childhood poverty and reviews the state’s poverty landscape. The most recent report from Voices for Illinois Children, released in July 2021, looks at child poverty across Illinois prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report shows that…

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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 infants and toddlers it serves. Raising Illinois thanks Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Commission on Equitable Funding for…

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