An African American teacher watching a young girl paint in a day care setting

Governor Announces $200M Investment in the Illinois Child Care Workforce

Governor Pritzker has announced a $200 million investment of federal ...
Map and charts showing bilingual credentials and endorsements in Illinois

Bilingual Credentials and Endorsements

The map and charts below are part of the Illinois Early ...
Map and chart showing the number of special education endorsements or letters of approval awarded to early childhood educators in Illinois

Special Education Endorsements

The map and charts below are part of the Illinois Early ...
Map and charts showing trends in the number of professional educator licenses with ECE endorsement awarded

Credentials and ECE Endorsements

The map and charts below are part of the Illinois Early ...
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Median Compensation

The chart below is part of the Illinois Early Childhood Dashboard section ...
Cover of the Illinois Early Childhood Education Workforce 2020 Report showing brightly colored hand-drawn figures of a diverse group of teachers with papers in their hands.

Illinois Early Childhood Education Workforce 2020 Report Released

The Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies ...
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Biden Releasing $39 Billion for Early Childhood Educators and Care Providers

The Biden Administration has announced the release of $39 billion ...
Early childhood worker holding a toddler and talking to a young child on the playground

2020 Early Childhood Workforce Index Released

The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) ...
Young boy and adult playing with a blue toy phone at a preschool table

Early Childhood Apprenticeship Bills Progressing in Congress

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan ...
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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 ...
Title in orange block letters: Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Profession

Early Childhood Task Force Establishes Professional Standards

For the first time ever, early childhood educators have collectively ...
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 ...
National Head Start Association Launches New Online Community

National Head Start Association Launches New Online Community

The National Head Start Association has launched a new online ...
Early Childhood Workforce Index Map Shows Earnings By State

Early Childhood Workforce Index Map Shows Earnings By State

How much are early childhood personnel earning across the country? ...