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Congratulations to Ms. Jeanette Streeter, licensed family child care provider at the Early Learning Center in Oak Park, for receiving a Gateways Family Child Care Provider (FCCP) Credential Level 2! Jeanette has been a family child care provider for 19 ye...

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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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Congratulations to Kizzie Harris! She is the first family child care provider in Oak Park to receive a Bronze Level rating from the ExceleRate Illinois Quality Rating System. ExceleRate provides guidelines and standards for early childhood professionals...

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  Look up your legislators here.   Governor Bruce Rauner Phone: (217) 782-0244 Email Governor Rauner using this form.   Representative La Shawn Ford Phone:(217) 782-5962 Email Representative Ford using this form. View a map of Representativ...

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The Collaboration for Early Childhood is partnering with Oak Park School District 97’s Committee for Legislative Action, Intervention and Monitoring (C.L.A.I.M.) to co-sponsor an annual legislator discussion on November 2, 7:30-8:45 PM at Julian M...

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As a result of the differences in early childhood environments and experiences, approximately two-thirds of the achievement gap challenging Oak Park and River Forest schools is in place when children walk through the kindergarten door. Collaboration Counc...

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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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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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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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