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.