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Policy & Advocacy

Head Start in Illinois Profile

 Click HERE for double-sided infographic above. 

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2020 IL Head Start Fact Sheet by NHSA

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Find YOUR State or Federal Representative by clicking here

==> Read your IHSA “Take Action” Alerts to maintain awareness <==

(future legislative alerts, if any,  will also be emailed and posted)


Advocacy Resources (see newest items*)

Riverbend Parents: Robert (with son Isaiah), and Megan and Summer during our May Legislative Rally at Illinois State Capitol visiting with State Sen. Rachelle Crowe.

Advocacy Toolkit

  • How to tell your story – get a toolkit here

Policy and Regulation Updates


Congressman Rodney Davis (IL Dist #13) reads to some of our Heartland Head Start children.

Congressman Darren LaHood (IL Dist#18) with Karen Bruning, Director of Heartland Head Start.


Heartland HS upper management advocates with Rodney Davis of Cong Dist #13.


  (Three photos directly above were taken by Heartland Head Start with elected federal officials in 2019.)


Voter Education — we MUST all vote!

 Photo below shows three of our 2019-2020 Parent Ambassadors from Educare

(Daisy, Johana and Karen) at Illinois State Capitol.

Head Start Works!

Head Start Stories by the Parents Themselves

Cong. Raja Krishnamoorthi (Dist.#08) with IHSA Parent Ambassadors Karen Arreola and Johanna Cabellero at his Schaumburg office.



See these links to learn more about IHSA Parent Ambassador Program

Check out SLACK today!

Kyle Hubert (Parent Ambassador ) said “I created the IHSAparentconnect Slack as a means to bring the state together. I want every parent to know they have a community that supports their voice, and every director to know they have people who want to advocate for their programs. It doesn’t matter where you’re from. We’re a family; a Head Start family.”


2019 Fall Leadership Institute Rally for “Families United for Head Start” with IHSA Exec. Dir. Lauri Morrison-Frichtl, Cong. Rodney Davis (IL Dist#13), and Kyle Hubert, Board Member and Parent Advocate.

$2 Per Child Campaign

Remember to check back on this Policy & Advocacy page from time to time for more happenings!