For Immediate Release
November 30, 2012

Joint Early Childhood public budget hearing scheduled for Monday in Chicago

CHICAGO – The Illinois State Board of Education, in cooperation with the Department of Human Services and the Department of Children and Family Services, is holding a joint Early Childhood public budget hearing Monday, Dec. 3, at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago.

The agencies will be accepting testimony on all Early Childhood programs including but not limited to: child care, children’s mental health, child welfare, early intervention, Head Start and Early Head Start, home visiting, maternal and child health, Preschool for All and Prevention Initiative.

ISBE Chairman Gery J. Chico will preside over the hearing.

Hearing participants are asked to keep their testimony to five minutes and email a copy to

What: Joint Early Childhood Public Budget Hearing
When: 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Monday, December 3, 2012
Where: James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Room 16-503, Chicago.


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