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Policy & Advocacy

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==> Read about your IHSA “Take Action” Alerts today <==


Advocacy Resources

Photo shows Riverbend Parents (Robert with his son Isaiah, and Megan and Summer)

during May Legislative Rally at State Capitol visiting with Senator Rachelle Crowe.

Advocacy Toolkit

  • How to tell your story – get a toolkit here

Policy and Regulation Updates



Photos above taken at SIU-Carbondale Head Start with State Representative Terri Bryant in May 2019.


Voter Education — we MUST all vote!

 Photo below shows three of our 2019-2020 Parent Ambassadors

(Daisy, Johana and Karen) at Illinois State Capitol.  Head Start Works!

Head Start Stories by the Parents Themselves

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.”


$2 Per Child Campaign

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