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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...

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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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Oak Leaves 2016 Good Life Race donates $25,000 to charity partners By Erin Vandenberg, Community Contributor The Oak Park Runners Club (OPRC) has announced a $25,000 gift of race proceeds from the Good Life Race in support of both the Collaboration for Ea...

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Statement on Governor Rauner’s FY2017 Budget Proposal By Illinois Action for Children, Fight Crime: Invest In Kids Illinois, Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children, and Ounce of Prevention Fund 2/17/16 Governor Rauner’s FY2017 budget...

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Register online to select your favorite workshop choices! With the theme “Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Navigating the Tough Stuff,” our annual Symposium includes workshops on having difficult conversations, using children’s book...

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Pols fight, families suffer Opinion: Editorials Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 2:21 PM Article by Wednesday Journal / oakpark.com If there is a point of agreement in the whole nasty mess of state government partisanship and funding feuds, it would seem to be ...

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