Early Childhood Advocacy

Children’s Defense Fund
Advocacy on behalf of children, especially children at risk and children with disabilities.

Collaboration for Early Childhood
123 Madison St. Room 209, Oak Park 60302
Phone: 708-613-6122
Fax: 708-434-1259
Local public/private partnership whose mission is to assure that all families have access to high-quality affordable childhood care and education.

Council for Exceptional Children – The Division for Early Childhood
Promotes policies and practices that support families and enhance optimal development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.

Illinois Action for Children
Phone: 312-823-1100
Provides leadership training and advocacy around child care and early learning programs.

Ounce of Prevention Fund
Phone: 312-922-3863
The Ounce of Prevention Fund champions evidence-based programs that promote the healthy development of vulnerable young children and narrow the academic achievement gap. Ounce also promotes comprehensive early childhood systems that ensure access to high-quality programs for low-income families.

Voices for Illinois Children
Information and advocacy about issues affecting children and their families.