Early Learning

Our goal is to strengthen the success of the preschool classroom experience by strengthening the success of our early childhood leaders and educators. Teachers, directors, educators and caregivers: The Collaboration’s Early Learning program service area is all about the work we do with you.

Access to Preschool

We serve as the hub between parents and centers that provide free preschool. We also facilitate the Publicly Funded Preschool Committee.

Transition to Kindergarten

We are building bridges to smooth the transition for preschoolers on their way to kindergarten.

Educational Leadership

Strong programs need strong leaders. Learn more about the Family Child Care Providers’ and Directors’ Roundtables.

Professional Development

We provide 15 hours of professional development that counts towards maintaining educator’s certification, as well as host the early childhood Symposium every year.

Classroom Quality

Supporting classroom quality by providing training and coaching to early childhood programs in Oak Park and River Forest.

Parents/Caregivers are their child's first and most important teacher! Reach out to us to get connected to resources and supports by completing the form below.