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Weekly News: July 21, 2021

Sign up for our weekly newsletter: » Shorter Hours, No Promotions: How the Pandemic Stalled Some Parents’ Careers (New York Times) » Mental Health Support in Preschool May Help Lower Sky-High Expulsion Rates (The 19th) » Can...


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Weekly News: ECE and More - 7.14.21

Sign up for our weekly newsletter: » The Child Tax Credit Is a First Shot at Stability for Some Families (Marketplace) » Job Training, Child Care Could Be ‘Magic Road’ to Single Moms’ Economic Security (PBS Newshour) » What...


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Weekly News: July 7, 2021

Sign up for our weekly newsletter: » IAFC in the News - Pritzker Makes Pandemic Child Care Policy Permanent (WBEZ Reset) » In Illinois, President Biden to Push Money for Families and Child Care (AP) » Eviction Deadline Looms for...


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IAFC in the News - Pritzker Makes Pandemic Child Care Policy Permanent

Child care is one of the biggest expenses and worries of families in this country. Governor Pritzker is making permanent a pandemic policy of $1 per month child care for families living in poverty. He’s also capping child care costs for families with incomes up to 250 percent above the federal...


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Weekly News: ECE and More - 6.30.21

Sign up for our weekly newsletter: » Gov. Pritzker Announces Expansion of Assistance for Families Seeking Child Care and Providers (WAND TV) » CPS, Universal Prekindergarten, and Child Care in Chicago (Chicago Tribune) » 1 in 4...


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IAFC in the News: CPS, Universal Pre-K, and Child Care

( via Chicago Tribune ) Child care centers across Chicago relied on state and federal funding to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic as enrollment plunged. Now, with restrictions lifted and parents returning to work, the need for child care continues to grow. One issue threatening...


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IAFC in the News - Gov. Pritzker announces expansion of financial assistance for families seeking child care and providers

( WAND-TV ) Governor JB Pritzker announced a significant expansion of financial assistance for both families and providers, allowing children to return to quality, affordable child care programs. Eighty percent of families will pay less for child care under this latest round of changes, to...


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Weekly News: ECE and More - 6.23.21

Sign up for our weekly newsletter: » Can Illinois Rescue Its Early Childhood Workforce? (Chalkbeat Chicago) » Lack of Child Care Infrastructure Costs U.S. Billions of Dollars Each Year (Ms. Magazine) » The Soaring Costs Of Day...


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IAFC in the News - Can Illinois Rescue Its Early Childhood Workforce?

( excerpted from Chalkbeat Chicago ) - Previous efforts to help experienced workers earn bachelor’s degrees did not go far enough and weren’t really practical for women juggling full-time jobs. Teresa Ramos, the vice president of public policy at the advocacy group Illinois Action for Children...


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Weekly News: ECE and More - 6.16.21

Sign up for our weekly newsletter: » Concerns About Child Care, COVID Delay Stronger Jobs Recovery for Black, Hispanic Women (BizWomen) » To Build Back Better with Women, Invest in Child Care in America (Ms. Magazine) » Schools...