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Thanks to all of our partners who helped make our first Parenting Resource Program a success! Over 25 organizations were present at the fair and more than a dozen donated a raffle prize for families to win. Organizations that participated are listed below...

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Community Organizing & Family Issues (COFI) and Collaboration for Early Childhood About: COFI is a 22-year old nonprofit organization headquartered in Chicago which works to build the power and voice of low-income and working families at all levels of...

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The Collaboration for Early Childhood has been selected to be one of four partner communities for Erikson Institute’s Early Development Instrument (EDI). This exciting opportunity brings together policy and program representatives from District 97, ...

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Early in 2017, key stakeholders met to discuss our organizational values and foundational principles in order to craft the new mission and vision statements that drive our work. Representatives from our various partners provided insight into how the Colla...

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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...

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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 ...

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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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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...

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