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$440 Million Universal Preschool Initiative: Illinois Legislators Rally for Families with Tax Relief and Extended Child Care Assistance Eligibility!

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Illinois Lawmakers Propose Child Care Relief Measures Across Party Lines

Push for Extended Child Care Assistance and Universal Preschool Gains Momentum in Illinois

Illinois lawmakers from both sides are suggesting ideas to help families pay for child care. Some Republicans want to give tax credits to families with kids in day care or pre-K programs, according to The Center Square published article. They say these credits will help parents with the costs. Democratic Senator Celina Villanueva also wants to make the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) last longer. This program helps families pay for child care. Nakisha Hobbs who runs a group of preschools hinks this will make things more stable for families and schools.

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Illinois Lawmakers Propose Child Care Relief Measures Across Party Lines. (photo: Chalkbeat)

Universal Preschool for All Illinois Children by 2027

Governor J.B. Pritzker wants all kids in Illinois to go to preschool by 2027. Illinois spends a lot on preschool for kids from low-income families. Nakisha Hobbs says longer CCAP periods will help kids keep going to preschool without interruption. This will help kids learn better and make families lives easier. Lawmakers hope these changes will make preschool available to all kids and help families save money.

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