Advocacy Links

ACT Now (After-School for Children and Teens Now) Coalition

After-School Alliance

The After-School Corporation (TASC)

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

Annie E. Casey Foundation

Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP)

Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children
(Chicago Metro AEYC)

Child Care Aware of America

Child Care Welfare League of America (CWLA)

Children's Defense Fund (CDF)

Citizen Action/Illinois

Early Advocacy Toolkit

Illinois Action for Children

Illinois General Assembly

Illinois State Board of Elections

Injury Free Coalition for Kids

McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership

National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Public Policy

National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)

National Conference of State Legislatures: Early Care and Education Legislation Database

National Education Association (NEA)

National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)

Ounce of Prevention Fund

Ounce of Prevention Fund Action Center

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois

Voices for Illinois Children



A Guide to Understanding State Child Care Subsidy Programs through Analysis of Public and Non-Public Use Datasets: August 2009 (PDF)

A Tool Using Data to Inform a State Early Childhood Agenda

Building and Using Coordinated State Early Care and Education Data Systems: A Framework for State Policymakers (PDF)

Education Transformation: Doing What Works in Education Reform (PDF)

How Policy Makers Should Deal with the Delayed Benefits of Early Childhood Programs (PDF)

Introduction: New Directions for America’s Early Childhood Policies (PDF)

Investing in Young Children: New Directions in Federal Preschool and Early Childhood Policy (PDF)

Linking Ready Kids to Ready Schools: Building Policy on State and Community Successes

The Next Step in Systems-Building: Early Childhood Advisory Councils and Federal Efforts to Promote Policy Alignment in Early Childhood (PDF)

WIA Reauthorization: Recommendations for WIA Reauthorization (Updated) Title I Youth Provisions (PDF)



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