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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 â...

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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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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...

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Everyone agrees: young children deserve high-quality care and education. Just as elementary and high school teachers have professional qualifications to educate our children, it is important that those who spend time with the very young are well-trained a...

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A “developmental screening” is a brief check that provides a snapshot of a child’s communication, motor, cognitive, self-help and social-emotional skills. A developmental screening can be completed by a doctor, a child care provider or other trained...

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The Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry is providing FREE meals to kids age 18 and under. June 20 – August 19 Monday – Friday 12:00 to 1:30 Enjoy activities, hanging out with friends, and a great lunch! No application or proof of income needed! ...

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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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“Baby can’t wait” is a phrase you hear often at the Collaboration for Early Childhood. A compelling body of research shows the vital role early experiences play in a child’s ability to grow up healthy and ready to succeed. The Collaboration f...

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