The Early Childhood Funding Commission is charged with studying and making recommendations to establish funding goals and funding mechanisms to provide equitable access to high-quality early childhood education and care services for all children birth to age five, and advising the Governor in planning and implementing these recommendations. The Commission is seeking input and feedback from families, providers, and community members on how to best fulfill this charge.

Please feel free to respond to one, some, or all of the questions below in your submission.

For more information about the Commission and its work, please click here.

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* 1. How can the State ensure better access to high-quality early childhood education and child care services in your community?

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* 2. What are the things that make it difficult for you to find child care and early education programs in your community?

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* 3. What should the Commission consider when thinking about how to improve access to child care and early education programs for all children birth to age five?

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* 4. What else do you want the Commission to know or think about?

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* 5. If you would like, please share your name and contact information.

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* 6. If you would like to submit any additional written materials to be shared with the Commission, please email them to Bethany.Patten@illinois.gov.

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