On May 16, 2012 Toddler Town and Toddler Town Too attended the Action for Children rally in Springfield. Hundreds of parents and child care providers, including the Toddler Town family, throughout Illinois gathered at the State Capitol to support the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP).
The rally was protesting against proposed cuts of about $85 million effective July 1st. These cuts would mean families without the support to afford child care and many children left without it. The Toddler Town family along with other protesters formed “building blocks” that represented each child at both Toddler Town locations. These blocks were used to represent the children who would be affected by these cuts.
The result of the rally was approval of the law HB294 which would aid Action For Children with a budget that would allow them to continue to provide reduce tuition for parents in need.