IECAM recently provided data for an updated cost model report for the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development. The report estimates how much it would cost to fully fund a high quality, comprehensive ECEC system in Illinois; one that provides affordable and accessible ECEC to all families with a well-compensated and highly-qualified workforce.

IECAM data helped guide estimates of the number of children enrolled in a variety of ECEC programs, according to age and family work status and income. IECAM also provided core demographic information such as age, population, and federal poverty level numbers.