A new campaign is underway to provide early childhood education in Chicago.
It’s a plan its backers call the key to college.
Getting their children into quality, full-time day care or learning programs is often out of reach for young working parents. Waiting lists, fees and co-pays prove to be too big of a challenge for some.
This is why working parents, neighborhood organizations and unions are launching a new campaign known as “Bright Future Chicago” to bring universal child care to working Chicago families with children under the age of 5.
Who and how the program gets funding remains to be seen but whoever delivers on the promise, working parents say it’s vitally important for Chicago’s future.