New Panel to Seek Improvements to Early Childhood Education in Illinois

New Panel to Seek Improvements to Early Childhood Education in Illinois

CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker formed a new commission to study the state’s early childhood education system in an effort to make Illinois “the best state in the nation” for raising young children.

According to The Chicago Sun-Times, the 29-member panel is comprised of state legislators, the state superintendent of education, advocates, providers and school officials. Pritzker recently announced the new group at a news conference at the Carole Robertson Center for Learning on Chicago’s southwest side.

The commission will recommend more efficient ways for the state to utilize the early childhood services fund.

The governor also announced he’s increasing reimbursement rates for childcare centers and home-based providers.