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Overview: The Early Learning Landscape in Illinois Six Months into the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD), the Illinois ...
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IDPH Releases Guidance for Illinois Schools

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released a ...
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A Note Regarding Data on IECAM and the COVID-19 Pandemic

IECAM receives its data from a variety of state and ...
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COVID-19 Information & Resources from the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development

The Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) has developed ...
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Key Early Care and Education Resources for Parents & Providers During the COVID-19 Crisis

Early care and education information for essential worker parents and ...
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Infographic: What Data Can Tell Us About COVID-19 and Child Care

The Governor's Office of Early Childhood Education (GOECD) is providing ...
DCFS Updates Licensing Standards for Day Care Homes and Centers

DCFS Updates Licensing Standards for Day Care Homes and Centers

From DCFS: In light of the extreme circumstances related to ...
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Results from Early Childhood Teacher/Parent Survey Released

A new report from Defending the Early Years (DEY) documents ...
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Governor Pritzker Announces $156M in Funding to Child Care Providers Across State

Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) ...
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Revised Guidance for Home Visiting, Doula, & Coordinated Intake

The Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, in partnership with ...
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Report Finds Increase in Unmet Basic Needs in Immigrant Families

A new report released by the Urban Institute explores how ...
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DCFS Releases Licensed Day Care Guidance

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has released ...
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IDHS Issues FAQ for Early Intervention Plan for Resuming In-Person Services

News from the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development: The ...
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State Announces $270M in Child Care Funding

Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services ...
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New from ISBE: Learning Recommendations for 2020-21 School Year

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has released recommendations ...
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IDHS Releases Early Intervention Plan for Resuming In-Person Services

The Illinois Department of Human Services, Bureau of Early Intervention, ...
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Governor Pritzker Dedicates $10M in Emergency Relief Funds to Early Childhood Programs

This week Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that public schools across ...
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From Our Corner: Early Care and Education in the Age of COVID-19

Illinois early childhood expert Dr. Rebecca Swartz responds to a ...
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Phase 4 Guidance for Starting the 2020-21 School Year Released

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois ...
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Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF) for Nonprofits – Applications Due July 24th

Applications for the final round of funding of the Illinois ...
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Governor Pritzker Announces $270M Grant Program for Illinois Child Care Providers

The Governor's Office has announced a $270 million Child Care ...
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New Guidance for Summer School, Camps, and In-Person Early Childhood Screenings

Governor Pritzker has signed Executive Order 2020-40 (enacted on June ...
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Senators Introduce Bill to Provide Relief to Child Care Sector

Three U.S. senators have introduced the Child Care is Essential Act – ...
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Governor Pritzker Releases Child Care Reopening Guidance

Governor Pritzker has announced the release of the Restore Illinois ...
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Illinois Early Learning Council Requests Survey Responses on Community Collaborations During COVID-19

The All Families Served and the Community Systems Development subcommittees ...
Governor Pritzker Announces Reopening Plan

Governor Pritzker Announces Reopening Plan

Governor Pritzker has announced the Restore Illinois: A Public Health ...
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Resources to Support Young Children Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19

Schoolhouse Connection has put together a compilation of resources focusing ...
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Federal Small Business Relief Programs Replenished

A new bill, passed this week, will replenish funding for ...
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Webinars Now Available for Illinois Emergency Childcare Providers

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Erikson Institute's Policy and ...
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New Social Vulnerability Map for Cook County Available

Cook County has launched this mapping tool in order to ...
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Child Care Organizations Call for More Federal Relief

In a new letter to Congress, a dozen national child ...
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Coronovirus Relief Survey & Toolkit for Illinois Child Care Providers

Child care providers interested in applying for forgivable Small Business ...
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New Report: COVID-19’s Early Impact on Home Visiting

This report, which includes results from over 1300 programs across ...
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Illinois to Pick Up Child Care Tab for Essential Workers

Note: the information in this article is from April 2020 ...
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NAEYC Asks Child Care Providers to Take Survey on COVID-19 Impact

The National Association for the Education of Young Children NAEYC) ...
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Governor’s Office Releases Illinois’ Early Childhood Care and Education Response to COVID-19

The Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development released a briefing ...
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U.S. Congress Passes Third Stimulus Package Containing Early Childhood Provisions

A third stimulus package (H.R. 748, CARES Act) was passed ...
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Congress Includes Relief for Child Care Industry in COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

On Wednesday night, March 25th, the U.S. Senate passed the ...
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INCCRRA Launches Early Learning Helpline

The statewide network of Illinois Child Care Resource and Referral ...
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New Online Community to Share Knowledge Across Early Childhood Field

A new online community called the Early Childhood Connector is ...
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Guidance for Illinois Child Care Centers and Early Education Programs Released

The guidance covers closure mandates, funding, Child Care Assistance Program ...
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Illinois Early Childhood Collective Projects Share Resources for Learning at Home During Trying Times

Two of our Early Childhood Collective partners are offering resources ...