Governor's Early Childhood Funding Commission

​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 on or before January 15, 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. 

Meeting Schedule 

Please note that some working group meetings have been rescheduled. Click on the schedule link below for more information.

Click here to view a list of upcoming Commission meetings (updated 4/3/20). All Commission meetings are open to the public, and a designated time for public comment will be available on all Commission agendas. 

Meeting Materials

Meeting 1: December 16, 2019 Meeting Materials & Meeting Minutes

Meeting 2: January 14, 2020 - Meeting Materials & Meeting Minutes

Funding Adequacy Working Group: Meeting Materials (2/5/20)

Funding Mechanism Working Group: Meeting Materials (2/4/20)

Management & Oversight Working Group: Meeting Materials (1/30/20)

Inclusion Working Group: Meeting Materials (2/4/20)

Meeting 3: February 11, 2020 - Meeting Materials & Meeting Minutes

Funding Adequacy Working Group: Meeting Materials (3/2/20)

Funding Mechanism Working Group: Meeting Materials (3/2/20)

Management & Oversight Working Group: Meeting Materials (2/28/20)

Inclusion Working Group: Meeting Materials (2/28/20)

Meeting 4: March 10, 2020 - canceled