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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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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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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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Child Care Organizations Call for More Federal Relief

In a new letter to Congress, a dozen national child ...
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Pritzker Increases Funding for Early Childhood Progams in FY21 Budget

While the new budget does provide for increased funding for ...
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PFA Equity Report Suggests Moving to Need-Based Formula

A recently released equity analysis from Illinois Action for Children ...
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Illinois to Receive $40 Million in Federal Funding for Early Childhood Programs

The Governor's Office announced over the holidays that the state ...
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Governor Pritzker Creates Early Childhood Funding Commission

The governor has named a 29-person Commission on Equitable Early ...
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New Resources Provide Strategies to Improve Transition into Kindergarten

Two new resources from New America are now available to ...
Fiscal Mapping for Early Childhood Services: How-To Guide and Data Collection Tool

Fiscal Mapping for Early Childhood Services: How-To Guide and Data Collection Tool

One way to tackle the challenges associated with multiple funding ...
Good News for Illinois Early Intervention Providers: IDHS Increases Reimbursement Rates for FY20

Good News for Illinois Early Intervention Providers: IDHS Increases Reimbursement Rates for FY20

After several years of budget cuts, Illinois early intervention providers ...
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Illinois Early Childhood Funding Sees Boost of $50 Million in New State Budget

The Illinois House finished up what was perhaps the most ...
Grantmaking Map Offers Bird's Eye View on Distribution of Early Childhood Care and Education Funding in US

Grantmaking Map Offers Bird’s Eye View on Distribution of Early Childhood Care and Education Funding in US

The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative has developed an interactive funding ...
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Governor Pritzker Pledges Increase in Early Childhood Funding

In his first budget address as Illinois governor, JB Pritzker ...
GOECD Announces Availability of Three RFSPs for the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five Project

GOECD Announces Availability of Three RFSPs for the Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five Project

The Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) has ...