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We were thrilled to see so many people at the Baby Fair on April 16, 2016. The Baby Fair was sponsored by the Oak Park Public Library and co-sponsored by the Collaboration. Here is a list of organizations who attended, with links to additional resources f...

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Congratulations to Ms. Alma Martinez, licensed home child care provider of Quetzali Child Care, for receiving a Level 2 Gateways Early Childhood Credential! Alma is also working toward her Level 2 Gateways Family Child Care Credential, which she looks for...

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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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Penny Williams-Wolford became the Collaboration’s Professional Development Coordinator in January. She has a wealth of experience in early childhood, family child care, and advocating for individuals with special needs. Before joining the Collaboration,...

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Kindergarten registration is now open in Oak Park and River Forest for the 2016-2017 school year. Register your child for Kindergarten as soon as possible in order to receive timely information from the schools. Oak Park Elementary School District 97 deta...

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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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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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Partnering with Parents supports children prenatal to three years old in Oak Park and River Forest through home visiting and group activities that help parents grow as their child’s first teacher, meet other parents and get connected to other needed ser...

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