Who We Are:

Vision Statement: Our vision and passion is a community where children develop to their highest potential in a healthy and stimulating environment.

Mission Statement: The ECCC is a united voice of community partners and leaders who advocate, collaborate and strategize to support healthy early childhood growth, development and school readiness.

Our work is a community-wide effort. Education The ECCC hosts community activities for families, parents, early childhood educators, business leaders and the public about quality care and education for young children. Additionally, we sponsor lectures, workshops and conferences for all public and private educators of young children.

Advocacy Through collaborations with other advocacy organizations the ECCC works to ensure that high quality, accessible and affordable early care services and educational opportunities are a top priority of policy-makers at all local, regional and statewide levels. Advocacy trainings, site visits and events with legislators and policy makers are held throughout the year.

Networking The ECCC facilitates community networking and engagement to benefit our youngest children and address gaps in services in our area. The ECCC provides educators with supports and links to resources and colleagues.

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Your Voice Matters!!!

Making the Grade: DCFS Childcare Licensing Report Card Campaign

Five years ago, Illinois Action for Children and Providers in Action surveyed thousands of Illinois child care providers to capture their experiences with the child care licensing system. The survey results were used to produce a Child Care Licensing Report Card which offered recommendations to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on how they could improve the licensing system. The report card led to positive changes by DCFS including yearly licensing analysis reports.

However, five years later, there is still work to be done. Action for Children are once again asking providers to take our confidential survey. Their goal is to produce a second Child Care Licensing Report Card so they can monitor progress and continue to advocate on your behalf.
All surveys must be submitted by July 31, 2018.

Learn more about the DCFS Child Care Licensing Report Card Campaign.
Sincerely,

The Public Policy and Advocacy Team
Illinois Action for Children

STORIES DAY- Friday, April 20, 2018

What is Stories Day?

It is a day each year to celebrate and promote the fun and benefits of stories for young children. Celebrate by sharing stories orally or read a book with young children. Storytelling promotes early literacy with little ones to learn language and helps prepare them for school.  Please use links below for more information about activities you can do to celebrate Stories Day!

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Who We Are:

Vision Statement: Our vision and passion is a community where children develop to their highest potential in a healthy and stimulating environment.

Mission Statement: The ECCC is a united voice of community partners and leaders who advocate, collaborate and strategize to support healthy early childhood growth, development and school readiness.

Our work is a community-wide effort. Education The ECCC hosts community activities for families, parents, early childhood educators, business leaders and the public about quality care and education for young children. Additionally, we sponsor lectures, workshops and conferences for all public and private educators of young children.

Advocacy Through collaborations with other advocacy organizations the ECCC works to ensure that high quality, accessible and affordable early care services and educational opportunities are a top priority of policy-makers at all local, regional and statewide levels. Advocacy trainings, site visits and events with legislators and policy makers are held throughout the year.

Networking The ECCC facilitates community networking and engagement to benefit our youngest children and address gaps in services in our area. The ECCC provides educators with supports and links to resources and colleagues.