20150212 - Child Care (KG) - nwherald


Kyle Grillot - kgrillot@shawmedia.com

Early childhood teacher Mary Wagner of Hebron (center) works with Angel Esquiel, 2 (left), and Jenny Quintero, 2, at the Hearthstone Early Learning Center Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 in Woodstock. The Illinois Child Care Assistance Program Is expected to run out of funding at the end of February. 80 percent of Hearthstone’s children and families rely on program. They are currently doing a letter writing campaign to try and get state lawmakers to approve additional funding for the child care program.