Marillac Social Center relies on state and local government to fund our programs. We ask our clients, donors and friends of the Center to help us reach out to government officials on our behalf.
Due to the current Illinois state budget crisis, early childhood education programs and child care assistance are threatened with devastating funding cuts. You can take action by contacting your local legislator and asking them to protect early childhood programs, giving vulnerable children access to high-quality child care and education.
Visit the following websites to stay informed on the latest news about early childhood education funding, and learn how you can help make a change:
- Ounce of Prevention
Works to ensure that public policies and a strong infrastructure are in place – and adequately funded - to give vulnerable children access to voluntary, high-quality early childhood programs.
Sign up to receive their Action Alerts to get early childhood advocacy news delivered to your inbox.
- Voices for Illinois Children
Champions the full development of every child in Illinois to assure the future well-being of everyone in the state, working with families, communities and policymakers on all issues to help children grow up healthy, happy, safe, loved, and well educated.
Sign up to receive their updates on policy developments and Voices' latest research and advocacy activities.
- Illinois Partners for Human Services
A statewide network of organizations that advocates for high quality, responsible, and sustainable approaches to providing human service in Illinois.
*Links are provided as a public service and for informational purposes only.