In December 2019, the Governor established the Illinois Commission on Equitable Early Childhood Education and Care Funding ("Early Childhood Funding Commission"). The Commission shall study and make 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 advise the Governor in planning and implementing these recommendations. The Commission will submit these recommendations to the Governor in March 2021.
Click here to read a release from Governor Pritzker's Press Office on the launch of the Commission.
Click here to view a list of Commission members.
Click here to view bios for each Commission member.
Please note that all meetings will take place virtually at this time. Click on the schedule link below for more information.
Click here to view a list of upcoming Commission meetings (updated 2/18/21). All Commission meetings are open to the public, and a designated time for public comment will be available on all Commission agendas.
Please note that all meeting materials files have been updated to include pre-readings and other supplemental documents.
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