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Tell Your Legislators to Increase Funding for Early Childhood Education and Child Care For FY25!

The Illinois General Assembly has only a couple of days left to pass a final Fiscal Year 2025 budget that includes critical investments in early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs!  

Today you can help fight for investments in the new Department of Early Childhood, year two of the Smart Start Illinois initiative, and other critical early childhood programs that uplift our workforce and address the direct needs of our families. Illinois must increase funds for the entire early childhood education and care system across the board in FY25! 

In three easy steps, please send a letter to your lawmakers urging them to invest in ECEC in FY25!   

  1. Follow the form instructions to review the message to lawmakers. You can also add your own message if you like. 
  2. Fill out your name, email, phone number, and address in the form.
  3. Click ‘Send Message’.


Thank you for taking action for Illinois’ youngest children today! 

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