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Early Childhood Advocacy Day

The Ounce of Prevention Fund has organized a day to raise awareness for early childhood education. The Early Childhood Advocacy Day will be on Tuesday, April 29th. 

Right now, early childhood education is gaining widespread attention, both at the state and national level. President Obama acknowledged the benefits of early childhood investment, and Governor Quinn made early childhood a priority for our state. Let's keep that momentum going and push the conversation further. At a time when our state is facing challenging budget decisions, it is more critical than ever for families and providers to stress to their legislators the importance of early learning programs.

Please join the Ounce of Prevention Fund for Early Childhood Advocacy Day to talk to your legislators in person in Springfield. At this free event, you'll learn about current legislative and budget issues involving Preschool for All, home visiting and child care. You will also network with colleagues from around the state and get energized to advocate for young children and their families. Providers, home visitors, teachers, administrators, parents, students and supporters are encouraged to attend.

Register online to receive:
  • Transportation from Chicago (limited availability; first-come, first-served)
  • Training
  • Talking points
  • Lunch and snacks

  • You can find out more information here.  If you are unable to make the event, there are still ways for you get involved.

    Childcare is an integral part of early childhood education and an effective investment in our communities. It provides children a strong foundation for their education and enables thousands of families across the state to work and contribute to Illinois’ business strength.  We strongly believe that proactive education and advocacy can make a difference with our state legislators in Springfield. 

    We encourage all of our supporters to get involved to help make a difference. Write, call or e-mail your local state representatives. Make your voice heard! 

    You can find your local elected officials by visiting: www.elections.il.gov.
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