Governor Pritzker Creates Early Childhood Funding Commission

Early Learning Center

The governor has named a 29-person Commission on Equitable Early Childhood Education and Care Funding and tasked it with figuring out how to have the biggest impact with limited funds.

Introducing the commission at the Carole Robertson Learning Center on December 16th, the governor announced his goal: “Illinois will become the best state in the nation for families raising young children.”

Pritzker plans to raise reimbursement rates by 5% for the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and direct more dollars to providers downstate.