News

blog-grid

Thank you to all our partners for hosting special events during Week of the Young Child. The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, yo...

Continue Reading
blog-grid

For 35 consecutive years, the Oak Park Runner’s Club (OPRC) has hosted the Good Life Race, one of the most prestigious 5K race events in the Chicago area. The Race is a family friendly event that draws runners and walkers of all ages from the Oak Park ...

Continue Reading
blog-grid

At their February 13, 2017, meeting, the Collaboration for Early Childhood’s board of directors heard a presentation from Oak Park Elementary School District 97 board of education members regarding the two upcoming referenda. The K-8 school district has...

Continue Reading
blog-grid

The Collaboration for Early Childhood strives to keep those who are interested in issues affecting families at the state policy level up-to-date. The following is taken from the Responsible Budget Coalition‘s Weekly Update for February 8, 2017. CTBA...

Continue Reading
blog-grid

The Collaboration’s Annual Symposium has been a signature event for the past 14 years. Organized by a volunteer team of top-notch early childhood education professionals, this gathering has grown to well over 300 attendees. The Symposium workshops a...

Continue Reading
blog-grid

Friends, Every day, the Collaboration for Early Childhood works to ensure that children, parents, and early care providers have the resources they need so children enter kindergarten eager to learn and ready to succeed. As we come to the end of another b...

Continue Reading
blog-grid

Nobel Laureate James Heckman has recently released new research showing that investing in high-quality child care for children from birth to age 5 shows tremendous benefits for both the children and parents 30 years later. He estimates the rate of return ...

Continue Reading
blog-grid

  Look up your legislators here.   Governor Bruce Rauner Phone: (217) 782-0244 Email Governor Rauner using this form.   Representative La Shawn Ford Phone:(217) 782-5962 Email Representative Ford using this form. View a map of Representativ...

Continue Reading

A Letter from Dr. Rebecca Barbato: I will never forget my first experience with a transgender patient. I was a few years into my practice and my 5-year-old patient’s mom shared with me her concern about his interest in “girls’ things” and pink thi...

Continue Reading