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The Early Childhood Workforce Index is a comprehensive state-by state analysis of early childhood employment conditions and policies compiled annually by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkley.  Information specifically about Illinois is included. 


The Illinois AEYC Growing Futures 2016 Conference will be held September 22-24, 2016 in Springfield.  It will take place at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.  Registration is now open.  You can view the full conference schedule online at