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Act Now, Tell Your Legislators to Support Full Funding for ECACE!
We need your help now more than ever to shape the future of early childhood care and education in Illinois! The Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) has been a cornerstone in advancing early childhood educator opportunities within our state, but its future is at risk.

Please take a moment to contact your legislators and ask them to secure at least $60 million for ECACE through HB5806/SB3923. This funding is crucial to continuing the scholarships, mentoring, and coaching that empower our students to succeed and sustain the early childhood workforce, which in turn supports families and communities throughout our state. Learn more about ECACE here.  

This consortium is more than just a program, it is a lifeline for students across 95% of Illinois counties who depend on ECACE scholarships to pursue their early childhood education degrees. 

In three easy steps, send a letter to your lawmakers urging them to support $60 million in funds for ECACE (HB5806/SB3923):  

  1. Fill out the form on the right and review the message to your legislator. If relevant, add your own message about how ECACE has impacted you. 
  2. Fill out your name, email, phone number, and address in the form.
  3. Click ‘Send Message’.

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