Legislative Update 5-30-23

ILDOCC just came out of what has to be the most successful legislative session in our short history. While the results outlined below speak for themselves, its an example of what this organization has built over a short time in terms of grassroots power, legislative savvy, and development of additional legislative champions who are committed to…

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Clarification on DCFS Transmittal

There were many questions yesterday in regards to the informational transmittal that went out from DCFS and the language on “Probationary Employees.” There has been some additional language added to the transmittal to clarify this section. The transmittal from DCFS can be found attached below. The new 718-B-DC is also attached. Please download a copy…

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DCFS Informational Transmittal

Please find below a copy of an informational transmittal from DCFS on 5-22-23. You should have received this from your DCLR, but we wanted to share in case anyone had not received it. There is a new updated 718-B form attached at the end of this email that needs to be used for all future…

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Subject Matter Hearing Audio from 5-11-23

For those interested in listening in to the hearing on teacher qualifications with the Child Care and Early Access committee, please use the link below. Several early childhood warriors shared testimony and the opposition to this presented as well. You will hear testimony from members throughout the state, and you will also have the opportunity…

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Legislative Update – Hearing Recap

Yesterday was a great day in Springfield! Several warriors for childcare centers were given the opportunity to testify on behalf of HB 3676 and specifically address the staffing crisis. Testimony was provided from programs across the state in front of the Child Care Accessibility and Early Childhood Education Committee of the House of Representatives. A…

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