Programs and Advocacy

Advocacy Action Center

Let's Strengthen Illinois' Investment in Young Children

While the importance of a quality early childhood education is gaining attention across Illinois, our state is also facing challenging budget decisions that make our advocacy for young children especially critical. In keeping the state's children a priority, we're asking our legislature to invest in early childhood with specific actions that will improve outcomes for young children and reduce long-term spending on costly education and health interventions that result from a lack of quality early childhood experiences. Read more.

Ensure Every Child Has Access to Early Learning

Congress recently introduced the Strong Start for America's Children Act, a bipartisan bill that helps states provide high-quality early learning programs for young children. Your federal legislators need to hear that even in tough economic climates, you still support the proven effective investments in early education. Learn more.



Become a more effective advocate

Do you want to be a voice for young children? With the Ounce of Prevention Fund's Early Childhood Advocacy Toolkit, you'll learn how to educate key audiences and encourage elected officials to support early childhood initiatives. Available in English and Spanish.
Download the toolkit.



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