Greetings Early Childhood Community,
Governor Pritzker’s Early Childhood Funding Commission—an appointed group of child care and early education leaders charged with making recommendations that will result in big, meaningful changes that will give parents better child care and early education options—is hosting two upcoming town hall meetings.
During the town hall meetings, participants will have the opportunity to connect directly with members of the Commission to ask questions about their emerging recommendations, that are to:
- Make it easier to manage and communicate about the quality and availability of child care options by pulling all the programs into one new structure;
- Make it easier to get public funding for child care to local child care providers; and
- Urge the state to invest billions more in early childhood so that more providers can provide excellent care to all families who want it, in all parts of the State.
Following a brief presentation about Commission recommendations, there will be a Q&A session between participants and Commissioners, as well as a general public comment.
Live Spanish translation will be provided for both dates.
We hope to “see” you at these virtual town halls—Illinois’ youngest learners are depending on you!
If you have any questions, please email Stefi Hernandez at Illinois Action for Children.