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Gov. Pritzker signs measure creating new state agency for early education

Posted on AllSides June 25th, 2024
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Come July 2026, all Illinois early education programs will be overseen by a newly created state agency. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed a measure that will create the Department of Early Childhood. The department will oversee early education programs, including the Preschool For All program, child care assistance programs and day care licensing. Those programs are currently being administered by three agencies: the Illinois State Board of Education, the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Human Services. Pritzker, who has made early education a focal...

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