The Collaboration for Early Childhood has received a grant to conduct community outreach in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Elmwood Park, Berwyn, Cicero, North Riverside, Melrose Park, Elmwood Park, Hillside and Westchester that focuses on connecting families to early childhood care and education, as well as resources and supports offered by the State of Illinois. This work is our bread and butter here in Oak Park, but thanks to this grant, we are thrilled to be able continue it beyond our borders with help from our team of wonderful Community Ambassadors.

Get ready for family fun across our communities that will help to connect families to local early childhood programs, parent education, and other resources!

We are planning movie events, concerts, and will be partnering up with our neighboring early childhood leaders for early childhood meet & greets and much more on-the-ground outreach! Stay tuned for upcoming family events. In the meantime…

In the meantime, if you would like to learn more about affordable, reliable preschool or parent supports, please reach out to us! Email or call 708-613-6122, ext. 8. You can also visit the State’s website at


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