Play is FUNdamental!

Children at play are highly motivated, developing physical, social, emotional and cognitive skills at the same time as they are expressing ideas, creativity, and learning concepts. That’s why play is an essential part of childhood. Make time for play. Parents...

Preparing for Kindergarten in 2021

Starting kindergarten is a big and exciting step for all our five-year-olds. It also can be a brand new experience for parents and families. So everyone feels prepared, the Collaboration for Early Childhood has gathered some helpful pointers and tips to ease the...

Our Hearts are Broken Once Again

Our hearts are broken once again.  The recent Atlanta-area shootings that claimed the lives of eight people, six of them Asian women, have left us saddened and confused, as we search for a way to understand yet another racially motivated act of violence in our...

The Joan White Scholarship Application

The Joan White Scholarship   If you would like to complete an application but are unable to apply online, please email info@collab4kids.org or call 708-613-6122 for assistance. The Collaboration for Early Childhood holds an Annual Early Childhood Symposium with...