Share your #ECE story

Child care story

“Child care was going to cost us $2000/month. That was… the mortgage.”

Why is early education important to you? Educators, parents, employers, advocates: Share your #ECE story.


Chicago Declares June 20th NO SMALL MATTER Day!

NOW, THEREFORE, I, LORI E. LIGHTFOOT, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO, do hereby proclaim June 20, 2019 to be NO SMALL MATTER DAY IN CHICAGO and urge all residents to support this documentary and understand the importance of early childcare and education.
— City of Chicago Proclamation, June 20th, 2019

Raise your voice for children and families in our state.

Let Illinois’ leaders know: All children and families deserve access to affordable, high-quality early education, and all early educators deserve a living wage.


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Bring stakeholders in your community together to brainstorms ways we can all work together for kids and families.


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