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Friends, As we come to the end of 2017, we are grateful as we reflect on all that we have accomplished together. This year, your support has: Provided more than 1,800 early childhood screenings (vision, hearing, development, social-emotional); Equipped fa...

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A Collaboration that works Wednesday Journal / oakpark.com Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 12:44 PM Opinion: Editorials Our Views It is often said, usually just before nothing is done, that the best investment our society can make in its future is in early ch...

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Gains reported in early childhood support Collaboration touts hike in screenings, access to resources Wednesday Journal / oakpark.com Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 3:36 PM By Michael Romain Staff Reporter Four years after three taxing bodies in Oak Park poo...

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Following a special presentation by Geoffrey A. Nagle, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Erikson Institute, David Seleb facilitated a conversation with the public on behalf of the Collaboration for Early Childhood about how people percei...

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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...

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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 ...

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Congratulations to Melody Robinson, for being the first family child care provider in Oak Park to receive Illinois’ new Family Child Care Provider credential. She was one of only 23 such recipients in the state, and she was awarded a Level 2 Credent...

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