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2017 Report on Child Care in Cook County

The year ending June 30, 2016 saw several significant shocks occur to child care services in Cook County. An unprecedented restriction of eligibility in the Illinois Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) imposed a period of great uncertainty on parents and child care providers alike. This...


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New Policy Brief on Families With Nonstandard Work Schedules

Chicago – Illinois Action for Children just released a new Policy Brief: Child Care Needs of Families with Nonstandard and Unstable Schedules. The brief spotlights the child care needs of low-income families with nonstandard and unstable work schedules. Working evening, weekend, and variable...


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New Research on CCAP Work Schedules

Chicago – Illinois Action for Children just released new research on the Child Care Assistance Program, Cook County Parents, Nonstandard Work and Child Care , which finds that almost half of Cook County parents with Assistance work nontraditional hours (evenings, nights and/or weekends). Few...