Illinois Action for Children Releases Early Care and Education Policy Agenda

Illinois Action for Children’s Sylvia Cotton Center for Research and Policy Innovation has released a policy agenda for ensuring racial, gender, and economic equity for child care and early education programs in Illinois.

They are billing this agenda, entitled All Children All Families, as a proactive and aggressive policy agenda for child care and early education programs in the state. It communicates four policy objectives: 

  • ​​​​Strengthen governance and funding to lay the foundation of systemic equity
  • Support early childhood teachers and caregivers to support children
  • Achieve program excellence for Black, Latinx, low-income, and rural children
  • Expand family access and choice to excellent services.

The agenda includes data charts on measures related to these objectives, such as this one showing enrollment and ExceleRate quality-rating data.