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At the Collaboration for Early Childhood, we provide the resources and connections vital to every child's opportunity for success in learning and in life. Work with us to create a bright future for our community.
On January 24, 2013, the Collaboration presented, to the District 200 Board, its plans to fully fund the integrated early childhood system in its strategic plan. All presentation documents are below:
Letter to the Board with information about services provided to River Forest children here.
PowerPoint presentation here.
Proposed plan here.
Collaboration Compilation Statement here.
Collaboration Income here.
Collaboration Percentage of Operating Budget here.
Collaboration Expenses here.
Check out The Heckman Equation at: http://heckmanequation.org/heckman-equation
"To the point that there’s not one jurisdiction responsible [for early childhood programs and services] means, in turn, that all jurisdictions are responsible because these are our kids." -- Oak Park Village Trustee Ray Johnson, on the passage of the resolution to work towards establishing an early childhood system. See all comments and the reading of the resolution here.
See Oak Park Regional Housing Center Executive Director Rob Breymaier's recent blog. He discusses the achievement gap and mentions the Collaboration as part of the solution here.
Close to 300 people attended a lecture by Professor James Heckman on November 14th. If you missed it, watch the video of the presentation (at left). Also read the Wednesday Journal's editorial here.
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