Hello from the dog days of summer.

In July, we officially welcomed six superstars to our Board of Directors: Charisse Burns, Dana Garner, Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Marion Ivey, Bob Tucker, and Dailela Williams. Learn more about each of them on our website.

This month our partner, Easterseals, celebrated all the kids who will be starting Kindergarten or first grade this fall, and who will be graduating from the Partnering with Parents program. A big round of applause to the children and families on achieving this huge milestone! If you want to learn more about the Partnering with Parents Program or other support for families here in Oak Park and River Forest, reach out to us.

Current and former board members all together this summer!

Back row from left: John Mayes, Chris Miller, Gordon Hellwig, Bob Tucker, Marion Ivey, Jeff Weissglass, Gina Lowell, Mark Smylie.

Front row from left: Louise Gates, Dana Garner, Penny Wallingford, Rupa Datta, Lisa Ginet, Bernadette Hicks, Charisse Burns, Julie Stevens, Becki Streit, Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Elizabeth Lippett. Not pictured, but also on our board: Dailela Williams.

In Partnership,
The Collaboration for Early Childhood

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