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2021 Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development
Mission Statement Every young child develops to their maximum potential and thrives with the support of their families and communities.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. To analyze the current landscape of the Illinois early childhood care and education (ECCE) system and to conduct in-depth strategic planning to maximize the availability of high-quality ECCE services.
    1. To assess the availability and quality of existing ECCE programs in Illinois along with their infrastructure and support systems.
    2. To develop a strategic plan for Illinois that will support the goal to coordinate Illinois' mixed delivery system so that all children and families have access to the services they need to thrive.
    3. To increase parents' ability to make informed decisions about their children's care and education.
    4. To share best practices with the field by coordinating professional development across the state.
    5. To improve the quality of infant/toddler program environments, program leader learning, and career advancement.
  2. To improve the life trajectory of families through voluntary, evidence-based home visiting programs for expectant families and families with young children up to entry into kindergarten who are at risk for poor health, educational, economic, and social outcomes. Statutory purposes are:
    1. strengthen and improve home visiting programs and activities carried out under Title V of the Social Security Act;
    2. improve the coordination of services for at-risk communities; and
    3. identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families in at-risk communities.
Source of Funds Governor's Grant Fund Statutory Authority Executive Order 1008
Fiscal Year 2022 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2021 Actual Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2019 Actual
Input Indicators
Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) N/A $ 0.0 $ 2,489.6 $ 1,927.2 $ 0.0
Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) N/A $ 0.0 $ 2,489.6 $ 1,927.2 $ 0.0
Average monthly full-time equivalents N/A 0.0 20.0 17.0 0.0
Output Indicators
Adults served through Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program (MIECHV)-funded home visiting N/A N/A 1,500 1,298 1,076
Children served through MIECHV-funded home visiting N/A N/A 1,500 1,408 1,115
Households served through MIECHV-funded home visiting N/A N/A 1,400 1,260 1,048
Home visits through MIECHV-funded home visiting N/A N/A 20,000 17,489 14,183
Explanatory Information

The program was funded by grants in fiscal year 2020. In fiscal year 2021, the grant funds were moved from the Office of the Governor to the Department of Human Services.

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