Take Action

Let's work together to build a brighter future for the youngest children in Illinois. We invite you to explore the opportunities below and, and check back often, for more easy yet impactful ways to make a positive impact on the lives and children and families today, and for many years and generations to come.

Join the Illinois Early Childhood Funding Coalition

Learn more about our work and connect with others who care about the future of Illinois’ children, and pick-up ideas for helping to communicate your own support for kids.

Come to the next IL ECFC meeting

Coalition meetings take place the first Thursday of every month @ 9am CT. Please click here to receive our next meeting's details! 

Stay informed.

Keep up with the latest news and ways to get involved. Click here to fill out our Coalition sign-up form!

Write a letter to the editor.

Love to write? This one’s for you! See our tips for writing a letter to the editor (LTE) available in both English and Spanish.

Join a Community Conversation.

You don’t need to be an expert in early childhood to help young children—but if you have ideas, we’re all ears. We want to hear from you about how to make education and care for children age birth to 5 better in Illinois. Join us at one of our upcoming community conversations.

Communicate with your elected official on social media.

Tell your elected officials why supporting young children’s education and care is important to you. Not sure who your Illinois legislators are? Find your elected officials here and see their social media information here. Use our supplied social media graphics in your posts, available in both English and Spanish.