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April Janney is the New President & CEO of Illinois Action for Children

Chicago - Illinois Action for Children’s (IAFC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of April Janney as President & CEO. Janney has served as Acting President & CEO since June 2020, following the sudden passing of Maria Whelan who was IAFCs President &...

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CPR and First Aid Assistance Funds

Illinois Action for Children is committed to assisting child care providers and center staff with meeting health and safety requirements. Child care providers must have a minimum of 1 CCAP child in care and a valid CCMS number as listed on approval and month certificates. Maximum reimbursement...

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Illinois Action for Children Early Head Start and Head Start Annual Report 2018

Early Head Start programs provide access to real educational opportunities for expectant families and children up to three years old. Early Head Start (both home- and center-based programs) includes Parent-Infant Educator visits to the home once per week, a social¬ization group twice per month...

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Join Us for a Regional Public Policy Caucus!

Illinois Action for Children convenes early childhood community leaders and advocates every year for an early childhood policy caucus. This year, we’ll be hosting 4 caucuses throughout the state! At each regional caucus, you’ll learn about upcoming state and federal early childhood policies,...

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State Budget Impasse Update

Statement from Illinois Action for Children & the Ounce of Prevention Fund On the End of the Legislative Session We are 11 months – eleven months – into this fiscal year and Illinois is no closer to having a FY16 budget than it was on July 1, 2015. Furthermore, we are one month from the...

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End of Session & Budget Update

Today is the final day of the regularly scheduled session for the Illinois General Assembly. Despite the fact that budget working groups, comprised of legislators from both the House and the Senate, have been meeting and discussing compromises, there is still no full budget on the table for...

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Policy Information Update

While there is still no budget in sight for FY 2016 or FY 2017 years, we wanted to provide an update from Springfield. Yesterday, the House passed a bill, Senate Bill (SB) 2048 that offers a spending plan to continue to fund government services that are not already covered by court orders and...

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Crib Bumper Pad Exchange! Intercambio de protectores de cuna!

Exchange Your Crib Bumper Pads for A Safe Sleeping Kit! On Friday, April 8th, Kids in Danger (KID) and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Uptown Primary Care Clinic) are hosting a crib bumper pad exchange . Crib bumper pads are unnecessary crib decorations that pose safety hazards to young...