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The future begins at home.

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.

Board Meeting Documents, 8-17-2015

Collaboration Report on Database Development

Breastfeeding Resources for Mothers

Breastfeeding Resources for Physicians

New Quality Rating and Improvement System in Illinois

Collaboration Announces Contract Award to Parenthesis Family Center; click here for news advisory, click here for contract

2014-2015 Board Meeting Schedule

2014-2015 Council Meeting Schedule

New video describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior. Click here for the short video from Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Exciting news!! Collaboration to be funded by Village of Oak Park, District 97 and District 200, click here for full story.

“It’s for every Huskie whether they are here now or coming to us in the future.” — Terry Finnegan, 2012/2013 District 200 Board President

“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.

We are in the News: Wednesday Journal Article here Wednesday Journal Editorial here Wednesday Journal Trainor Editorial Column here

In November of 2012, close to 300 people attended a lecture by Professor James Heckman. If you missed it, watch the video of the presentation (at left). Also read the Wednesday Journal’s editorial here.

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