In December 2019, the
Governor established the Illinois Commission on Equitable Early Childhood
Education and Care Funding ("Early Childhood Funding Commission").
The Commission’s charge was to study and make recommendations to the Governor
on funding goals and funding mechanisms that provide equitable access to
high-quality early childhood education and care services for all children birth
to age five. The Commission submitted their recommendations to the
Governor in March 2021. Having completed their charge, the Commission has
since disbanded. Efforts to implement the recommendations are being considered and
led by the Governor and Illinois State Agencies.
The documents linked below comprise the official Recommendations of the Illinois Commission on Equitable Early Childhood Education and Care Funding. Primer for Early Childhood Funding Commission ReportEarly Childhood Funding Commission Full Report Cost Model for Early Childhood Education and Care Services CUE Racial Equity Analysis Report Early Childhood Funding Commission 2020
Click here to view a list of Commission members.
Click here to view bios for each Commission member.
Click here to view a list of past Commission meetings. All Commission meetings were open to the public, and a designated time for public comment was made available on all Commission agendas.
The Commission held their final meeting on March 1, 2021. Below is an archival list of all
Commission meetings, along with minutes and materials.
Meeting 1: December 16, 2019 - Meeting Materials & Meeting Minutes
Meeting 2: January 14, 2020 - Meeting Materials & Meeting Minutes
Meeting 3: February 11, 2020 - Meeting Materials & Meeting Minutes
Meeting 4: March 10, 2020 - Canceled
- Working Group Meetings: Canceled
Meeting 5: April 14, 2020 - Meeting Materials & Meeting Minutes
Meeting 6: May 11, 2020 - Meeting Materials & Meeting Minutes
The Commission hosted a series of community Town Hall meetings on their draft recommendations. Click on the links below to view the recordings of the Town Hall meetings.
Funding Adequacy Working Group
Early Childhood Provider Funding Adequacy Estimation: Community-Based Organizations (06/2020)
Funding Mechanism Working Group
Management & Oversight Working Group
Inclusion Working Group
Stakeholder Submitted Materials