Advocacy Partners

Illinois AEYC works in partnership with a number of early childhood organizations to help move forward a progressive public policy agenda  for Illinois' that makes children and their families a priority in its policies and it funding. The benefit of working together cannot be overlooked.

Illinois AEYC thanks each of the agencies listed below for the willingness to share information and resources, support he work of Illinois AEYC and most of all, for all they do on an ongoing basis for the children and families in Illinois.  

INCCRRA and the 16 Local CCR&R Agencies

The Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) is a statewide organization which -- in partnership with its 16 member Child Care Resources and Referral (CCR&R) agencies -- is a recognized leader, catalyst and resource for making high quality, affordable early care and education options available for children and families in Illinois. http://www.inccrra.org

Action for Children

Illinois Action for Children has championed the cause of quality child care and early education for families and children throughout Illinois for 37 years. Action for Children provides access to resources, community, advocacy - and represents an alliance of individuals and groups dedicated to empowering and supporting parents, child care providers and family service programs. Its mission is to create a common voice and vision for advancing high quality and accessible programs that foster the development, health and well-being of all Illinois children.  www.actforchildren.org/  

Ounce of Prevention

The Ounce of Prevention Fund strives to give children who are born into poverty a chance for success in school and in life. In addition to direct services, training and research,  the Ounce of Prevention advocates for sound public policies and sustained funding streams with bipartisan support so that more young children have access to experiences that enhance their early development.   www.ounceofprevention.org

Voices for Illinois' Children

Voices for Illinois" Children works across all issue areas to improve the lives of children of all ages throughout our state so they grow up healthy, happy, safe, loved and well educated.   www.voices4kids.org

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