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ECEC program directors, we want your opinion! Right To Care asked for a $108.1 million increase to early education and c...
11/15/2021

ECEC program directors, we want your opinion!

Right To Care asked for a $108.1 million increase to early education and care funding, and we want your perspective on how it should be spent. As educators and providers, no one is closer to the issues on the ground, or our state’s youngest learners.

Comment the number you believe should be a priority, but don’t worry, we know all of it is critical! Tough choice? Trust us, we get it, more reason why this funding is needed now.

If you value early childhood education and care in our state and issues like this are important to you, join #RighttoCareIL! See what we’re about, today! RightToCareIL.com

ECEC program directors, we want your opinion!

Right To Care asked for a $108.1 million increase to early education and care funding, and we want your perspective on how it should be spent. As educators and providers, no one is closer to the issues on the ground, or our state’s youngest learners.

Comment the number you believe should be a priority, but don’t worry, we know all of it is critical! Tough choice? Trust us, we get it, more reason why this funding is needed now.

If you value early childhood education and care in our state and issues like this are important to you, join #RighttoCareIL! See what we’re about, today! RightToCareIL.com

Directores de programas de educación temprana, ¡queremos su opinión! Right To Care está pidiendo un aumento de $108.1 mi...
11/15/2021

Directores de programas de educación temprana, ¡queremos su opinión!

Right To Care está pidiendo un aumento de $108.1 millones en fondos para la educación y el cuidado de la primera infancia, y queremos su opinión sobre cómo deberían ser utilizados estos fondos. Como educadores y proveedores, nadie está más cerca que usted a las necesidades en nuestro sistema y de los niños más pequeños en nuestro estado.

Deje un comentario con el número que cree que debería ser una prioridad. Pero no se preocupe, ¡sabemos que todo es importante! ¿Es una decisión difícil? Los entendemos, por eso se necesitan estos fondos ahora.

Si valora la educación temprana y el cuidado infantil en nuestro estado y temas como este son importantes para usted, ¡únase a #RighttoCareIL! RightToCareIL.com

Directores de programas de educación temprana, ¡queremos su opinión!

Right To Care está pidiendo un aumento de $108.1 millones en fondos para la educación y el cuidado de la primera infancia, y queremos su opinión sobre cómo deberían ser utilizados estos fondos. Como educadores y proveedores, nadie está más cerca que usted a las necesidades en nuestro sistema y de los niños más pequeños en nuestro estado.

Deje un comentario con el número que cree que debería ser una prioridad. Pero no se preocupe, ¡sabemos que todo es importante! ¿Es una decisión difícil? Los entendemos, por eso se necesitan estos fondos ahora.

Si valora la educación temprana y el cuidado infantil en nuestro estado y temas como este son importantes para usted, ¡únase a #RighttoCareIL! RightToCareIL.com

Les preguntamos a padres cómo les gustaría que se utilicen los $108.1 millones en incremento de fondos para la educación...
11/11/2021

Les preguntamos a padres cómo les gustaría que se utilicen los $108.1 millones en incremento de fondos para la educación temprana y el cuidado infantil, sus respuestas están aquí.

-Financiar el “Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)” para que ningún niño se quede sin educación temprana y cuidado infantil debido a la situación financiera de su familia
-Apoyar programas de Intervención Temprana que apoyan a padres primerizos antes, durante y después del nacimiento de sus hijos
-Aumentar los fondos para los programas de visitas domiciliarias para que más familias conozcan y utilicen los programas de apoyo disponibles para ellos durante los primeros años de sus hijos.

Ahora queremos saber qué piensa usted! Deje un comentario con lo que cree que debería ser una prioridad, pero no se preocupe, sabemos que todo es importante! ¿Es una decisión difícil? Los entendemos, por eso se necesitan estos fondos ahora.

Si los asuntos relacionados con la educación y el cuidado de la primera infancia son importantes para usted, o simplemente desea mantenerse al día sobre lo que está sucediendo en nuestro estado, ¡únase a #RightToCareIL! RightToCareIL.com

Les preguntamos a padres cómo les gustaría que se utilicen los $108.1 millones en incremento de fondos para la educación temprana y el cuidado infantil, sus respuestas están aquí.

-Financiar el “Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)” para que ningún niño se quede sin educación temprana y cuidado infantil debido a la situación financiera de su familia
-Apoyar programas de Intervención Temprana que apoyan a padres primerizos antes, durante y después del nacimiento de sus hijos
-Aumentar los fondos para los programas de visitas domiciliarias para que más familias conozcan y utilicen los programas de apoyo disponibles para ellos durante los primeros años de sus hijos.

Ahora queremos saber qué piensa usted! Deje un comentario con lo que cree que debería ser una prioridad, pero no se preocupe, sabemos que todo es importante! ¿Es una decisión difícil? Los entendemos, por eso se necesitan estos fondos ahora.

Si los asuntos relacionados con la educación y el cuidado de la primera infancia son importantes para usted, o simplemente desea mantenerse al día sobre lo que está sucediendo en nuestro estado, ¡únase a #RightToCareIL! RightToCareIL.com

We asked parents how they would like to see the $108.1 million early education and care funding increase be spent, their...
11/11/2021

We asked parents how they would like to see the $108.1 million early education and care funding increase be spent, their responses were eye opening.

-Fund the Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP) so no child is without early education and care because of their parent’s work or financial situation
-Support for Early Intervention programs that support new parents before, during and after birth
-Increase funding for home Visit programs so more families are aware of and use the support programs available to them during their child's earliest years

Now we want to know what you think! Leave a comment with what you believe should be priority, but don’t worry, we know all of it is critical! Tough choice? Trust us, we get it, more reason why this funding is needed now.

If early childhood education and care issues are important to you, or you just want to stay up to date on what’s happening with the issue in our state, join #RightToCareIL! See what we’re about, today! RightToCareIL.com

We asked parents how they would like to see the $108.1 million early education and care funding increase be spent, their responses were eye opening.

-Fund the Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP) so no child is without early education and care because of their parent’s work or financial situation
-Support for Early Intervention programs that support new parents before, during and after birth
-Increase funding for home Visit programs so more families are aware of and use the support programs available to them during their child's earliest years

Now we want to know what you think! Leave a comment with what you believe should be priority, but don’t worry, we know all of it is critical! Tough choice? Trust us, we get it, more reason why this funding is needed now.

If early childhood education and care issues are important to you, or you just want to stay up to date on what’s happening with the issue in our state, join #RightToCareIL! See what we’re about, today! RightToCareIL.com

A warm thank you to everyone that supported, participated, and assisted in making this year's virtual policy luncheon a ...
11/10/2021

A warm thank you to everyone that supported, participated, and assisted in making this year's virtual policy luncheon a success!

In case you missed it, check out the 2021 Latinos on the Move Virtual Policy Luncheon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7p_v_3PJbk.

The Forum would also like to give a special thank you to all of our #LOTM21 sponsors!

Walgreens ADM Cares PNC Allstate ComEd JPMorgan Chase & Co. BMO Harris Bank Amazon.com The CAFE Group McCormick Foundation
American Medical Association (AMA) Healthy Communities Foundation Erie Family Health Centers Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Start Early Peoples Gas Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Pierce Family Foundation ABC 7 Chicago State Farm Irving Harris Foundation

A warm thank you to everyone that supported, participated, and assisted in making this year's virtual policy luncheon a success!

In case you missed it, check out the 2021 Latinos on the Move Virtual Policy Luncheon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7p_v_3PJbk.

The Forum would also like to give a special thank you to all of our #LOTM21 sponsors!

Walgreens ADM Cares PNC Allstate ComEd JPMorgan Chase & Co. BMO Harris Bank Amazon.com The CAFE Group McCormick Foundation
American Medical Association (AMA) Healthy Communities Foundation Erie Family Health Centers Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago Start Early Peoples Gas Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Pierce Family Foundation ABC 7 Chicago State Farm Irving Harris Foundation

Join us in one hour for the Forum's virtual policy luncheon, "Latinos on the Move: Together, We Persevere," at noon CST....
11/05/2021
Latinos on the Move 2021: Together We Persevere

Join us in one hour for the Forum's virtual policy luncheon, "Latinos on the Move: Together, We Persevere," at noon CST. This year, the Forum will be honoring members of Illinois Unidos with the "Champion of Change" award.

The program will feature remarks from Forum President & CEO Sylvia Puente, Senator Dick Durbin, Governor JB Pritzker, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Healthy Communities Foundation President Maria Pesqueira, and more. #LOTM21

"Latinos on the Move 2021: Together, We Persevere" will dive into the Forum's work focusing on the long term impact of Covid so our Latino communities have e...

The Forum is pleased that The White House has reached out to share key elements of the #BuildBackBetter agenda, includin...
11/03/2021
Build Back Better Framework | The White House

The Forum is pleased that The White House has reached out to share key elements of the #BuildBackBetter agenda, including investments in universal preschool for all 3- and 4-year olds, affordable high-quality childcare, and clean energy. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/10/28/build-back-better-framework/

The Build Back Better Act will create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the labor force, spur long-term growth,

Proveedores y educadores de la primera infancia, ¡necesitamos su atención! Right to Care está pidiendo al gobierno estat...
11/02/2021

Proveedores y educadores de la primera infancia, ¡necesitamos su atención!

Right to Care está pidiendo al gobierno estatal un aumento de $108.1 millones en fondos para los programas de educación temprana y cuidado infantil.

Los educadores de la primera infancia son uno de los grupos de profesionistas peor pagados de los EE.UU. Esto significa que es casi imposible que se queden con nuestros pequeños aprendices a largo plazo. Cuéntanos por qué este aumento es tan crítico para los educadores y proveedores en IL, y qué cambios te gustaría ver.

¡Puedes unirte a #RightToCareIL para mantenerte informado sobre temas de la educación temprana y el cuidado infantil en nuestro estado! RightToCareIL.com

Early childhood educators and providers, you read that right! Right to Care is asking the state of Illinois to add $108....
11/02/2021

Early childhood educators and providers, you read that right!

Right to Care is asking the state of Illinois to add $108.1 million of funding to early childhood education and care programs in our state.

Early educators are one of the lowest paid groups of professionals in the US. This means it’s next to impossible for them to stick around for our young learners. Tell us why this increase is so critical for educators and providers in IL, and what you’re excited to see change.

Don’t forget, you can join #RightToCareIL to stay updated on early childhood education & care issues in our state! RightToCareIL.com

Pedirle a alguien que complete una búsqueda del tesoro sin un mapa o pistas suena imposible, ¿verdad? Entonces, ¿por qué...
11/01/2021

Pedirle a alguien que complete una búsqueda del tesoro sin un mapa o pistas suena imposible, ¿verdad? Entonces, ¿por qué esperamos lo mismo de las familias que intentan conseguir cuidado infantil para sus hijos? Por no mencionar que LaTeshia tuvo que enfrentar este problema y la pandemia a la vez. Es ridículo, ¿verdad?

Aquí en Illinois, hemos logrado avances increíbles gracias a @Governor JB Prtizker. Ahora los padres desempleados pueden contar con tres meses de cuidado infantil gratuito mientras buscan trabajo, y los empleados de educación temprana y cuidado infantil recibirán un bono de $1,000.

Sin embargo, aún hay muchas cosas que hacer.

Puedes ayudarnos en nuestra lucha uniéndote a Right to Care. Nuestra meta es que todos los niños de Illinois reciban la atención de primera infancia que necesitan desde el nacimiento hasta kinder. RightToCareIL.com

Pedirle a alguien que complete una búsqueda del tesoro sin un mapa o pistas suena imposible, ¿verdad? Entonces, ¿por qué esperamos lo mismo de las familias que intentan conseguir cuidado infantil para sus hijos? Por no mencionar que LaTeshia tuvo que enfrentar este problema y la pandemia a la vez. Es ridículo, ¿verdad?

Aquí en Illinois, hemos logrado avances increíbles gracias a @Governor JB Prtizker. Ahora los padres desempleados pueden contar con tres meses de cuidado infantil gratuito mientras buscan trabajo, y los empleados de educación temprana y cuidado infantil recibirán un bono de $1,000.

Sin embargo, aún hay muchas cosas que hacer.

Puedes ayudarnos en nuestra lucha uniéndote a Right to Care. Nuestra meta es que todos los niños de Illinois reciban la atención de primera infancia que necesitan desde el nacimiento hasta kinder. RightToCareIL.com

Asking someone to complete a scavenger hunt without a map or clues sounds impossible, right? Then why do we expect the s...
11/01/2021

Asking someone to complete a scavenger hunt without a map or clues sounds impossible, right? Then why do we expect the same for parents trying to get child care for their children? Not to mention that LaTeShia had to balance all of this during the strain of a pandemic. Kind of ridiculous, right?

Here in Illinois, we’ve made some incredible progress. We’re looking at you @Governor JB Pritzker. Such as providing unemployed parents with three months of free childcare as they search for work, and a $1000 bonus to early childhood education and care workers.

However, there’s still a massive to-do list.

You can help check things off by joining Right to Care, our rallying cry for every child in Illinois to receive the early childhood care they need from birth to kindergarten. RightToCareIL.com

Asking someone to complete a scavenger hunt without a map or clues sounds impossible, right? Then why do we expect the same for parents trying to get child care for their children? Not to mention that LaTeShia had to balance all of this during the strain of a pandemic. Kind of ridiculous, right?

Here in Illinois, we’ve made some incredible progress. We’re looking at you @Governor JB Pritzker. Such as providing unemployed parents with three months of free childcare as they search for work, and a $1000 bonus to early childhood education and care workers.

However, there’s still a massive to-do list.

You can help check things off by joining Right to Care, our rallying cry for every child in Illinois to receive the early childhood care they need from birth to kindergarten. RightToCareIL.com

10/28/2021

Are you part of a Latino family in IL? Are you able to find and afford the early childhood education and care you need for your family? Let’s start talking about a new path forward. #RightToCareIL is a campaign designed for families, early educators, providers and supporters to re-think the way we approach early childhood education and care in IL and make sure all children get the care they rightly deserve.

Join us for a fireside chat on Facebook live, Thursday October 28th from 6-7 p.m. CST. Parent leader Susana Salgado, provider María Navarro-López, and the Associate Director of Education at Latino Policy Forum, Erika Méndez, will discuss the issues and opportunities that exist in early childhood education and care for Latino families in Illinois. #RightToCareIL https://actionnetwork.org/events/charla-en-vivo-righttocareil

In 5 minutes! Join the Forum, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, and McCormick Foundation to learn mor...
10/26/2021
New Research on English Learners: Policy and Practice Implications

In 5 minutes! Join the Forum, University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, and McCormick Foundation to learn more about "Groundbreaking Research on English Learners in the Early Years: What Does it Mean for Policy and Practice?" https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-research-on-english-learners-policy-and-practice-implications-tickets-175670233397

Groundbreaking Research on English Learners in the Early Years: What Does it Mean for Policy and Practice?

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