Governor JB Pritzker wants the state to become the number one place in the nation for families with young children. Pritzker sets that goal as he calls for improvement in child care programs. Pritzker is taking his first step forward on the plan by boosting child care reimbursements by five percent. His hope is that will improve access to child care for more families and increase wages for child care providers.
Pritzker says investment in helping young children will pay dividends for years to come.
Pritzker also created the Illinois Commission on Equitable Early Childhood Education and Care Funding. They are due to send the Administration a report on improving early childhood programs by 2021.