Damage Done: Rauner's Child Care Cuts for 30,000 Children Leave Lasting Impact

Chicago, IL – After cutting access to child care for 30,000 children, Bruce Rauner finally decided to restore some of his cuts to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) – but the damage is done.
 
By reducing the income eligibility for CCAP by 73% in 2015, Rauner is responsible for slashing services for 30,000 children and destabilizing families and communities. But the announcement that Rauner will roll back his own draconian cuts does not change the years of underfunding and instability Rauner unleashed on Illinois families.
 
“Bruce Rauner’s assault on early learning will have a lasting impact on Illinois children,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “Kids cannot get their childhood back and providers can't just resume services like nothing happened. We need a governor who will fight for Illinois children and that's exactly what JB will do as governor." 

Learn more about JB's five-point plan for early childhood education here.

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Anna Rosenfeld