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Children Under Stress: Preventing ACES and Supporting Childhood Well-Being
Tue, Aug 23, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
Promoting Maternal Mental Health During Pregnancy- Virtual Workshop
September 19 @ 10:30 am – September 22 @ 2:30 pm CT
Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children Conference
October 13-15, 2022
The Growing Futures Conference will take place in person October 13-15, 2022, in Springfield, IL.
Ages and Stages SE
Beginning August 24, Registration is at www.startearly.org/PLN
Home Visitor Reflective Practice Groups
June-August flyer with dates for the Home Visitor Reflective Practice Groups. We continue to offer these in English and Spanish. For June, we will be reflecting on father and father figure engagement.Home Visitor Reflective Practice Groups June-August 2022; Grupos de práctica reflexiva para visitantes a domicilio junio-agosto
Governor Pritzker Launches Illinois Cares for Kids Statewide Enrollment Campaign “I Got Love / ¡Siento Amor!”
Governor JB Pritzker announced the launch of “I Got Love / ¡Siento Amor!”, the statewide enrollment campaign for childcare and early education services, featuring Illinois artists, musicians, and production partners. More information on programs is available at www.illinoiscaresforkids.org/
Illinois Family Relief Plan Takes Effect; School Supply Tax Savings August 5-14
On July 1, 2022, the Illinois Family Relief Plan went into effect to provide relief on grocery tax, gas tax, and property taxes. For additional information, taxpayers may visit IDOR’s website. Taxpayer representatives can also provide assistance at 1- 800-732-8866 or 217-782-3336.
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Region 5 Office of Child Care has announced that the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is now open. The ACP is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices. Eligible households can enroll in the ACP through an approved provider or by visiting one of two simple and easy-to-use websites: ACPBenefit.org or GetInternet.gov.
Keep Medicaid Coverage
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is preparing for the end of the Federal Covid-19 Public Health Emergency. They will need to send out paperwork and are asking Medicaid customers to update their mailing address if it has changed. Families can update their address with Illinois Medicaid by calling 877-805-5312 from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm or visit the website.
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