FY2010, Issue 3
Check out the most recent data now available on IECAM!
- FY2008 child care data
- FY2009 child care data
- FY2009 Head Start data
- FY2009 Early Head Start and Migrant Services Head Start data
Child care is essential for families transitioning from welfare to work, as well as those of low income striving to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Appropriations by the Illinois General Assembly ensure that parents of low income have the supportive systems needed to gain and maintain employment. Funds support access to a variety of child care settings and impact the quality of services provided to Illinois children. According to the Illinois Annual Child Care Report FY08, the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care Assistance Program in FY08 supported an average of 172,300 children of 91,000 families every month.
Head Start has provided comprehensive early childhood developmental services to children from low-income families since its inception in 1965. The Office of Head Start is located organizationally in the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), Administration for Children & Families (ACF). Head Start supports school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to enrolled children and families.