Pritzker Increases Funding for Early Childhood Progams in FY21 Budget

While the new budget does provide for increased funding for early childhood education, it also contains appropriations of $1.4 billion for K-12 and other programs to be held in reserve pending the outcome of a November ballot question on a graduated income tax.

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Illinois Legislative District Maps: State Senate, State House, and U.S. Congressional – Plus Chicago Community Areas (CCAs)

Do you need to quickly identify specific Illinois legislative districts or Chicago Community Areas (CCAs)? Zoom in and click, or type an address, on these interactive maps to locate the geographic information you need.

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Fiscal Mapping for Early Childhood Services: How-To Guide and Data Collection Tool

One way to tackle the challenges associated with multiple funding streams for early childhood services is to develop a fiscal mapping process. The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has developed this how-to guide and data collection tool to provide a framework and steps to complete this process.

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New Report Available: Ensuring Equitable Access to Funding for All Birth-to-Five Classroom-Based Early Childhood Programs in Illinois

A new report from the Ad Hoc Committee on Mixed Delivery Systems of the Illinois Early Learning Council explores the challenges in our current system for community-based programs’ participation in Preschool for All and Prevention Initiative.

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Percentage of Children 5 and Under Living Below 185% Federal Poverty Level Receiving CCAP Assistance by State Senate & House Districts, 2016 & 2017

These maps show the percentage of young children living below 185% Federal Poverty Level who are receiving IDHS Child Care

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Percent of Children 5 and Under Receiving CCAP (Child Care Assistance Program) Assistance by Family Location (Counties and State House/Senate Districts), FY2016

These maps show the percentage of children age 5 and under whose families received assistance from IDHS for their child

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