The Collaboration for Early Childhood’s Partners

We wouldn’t be able to nurture and support the children in our community without our community partners. The below agencies and organizations work with us in a variety of ways. They collaborate with us, share services, provide funding, grants, or in-kind donations. They partner with us on new initiatives, or give their time and expertise by volunteering, or hosting an event. Support for early childhood takes many different forms, and we are thankful for all of them.

Funders and In-Kind Contributors

The following organizations and individuals have funded grants, provided services to us at reduced prices (or free), sponsored events we have hosted, and/or provided materials to us at no cost during this fiscal year. We gratefully acknowledge them below.

Albrecht Poss Family Foundation
B & D Foundation
Bespoke Flipbooks
Birth to Five Illinois
Byline Bank
Carollina Song and Alec Harris
CMS Design
Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township
American Academy of Pediatrics Community Access to Child Health Program
Elmhurst Clinic
Good Heart, Work Smart Foundation
HPS Chicago
Illinois Action for Children
Illinois Department of Public Health
Individual and Family Connection
In Touch Pediatrics and Lactation
Griffin & Stebbing Media, Marketing and Communications
Kuumba Kids Dance, LLC
League of Women Voters of Oak Park/River Forest
Little Teeth, Big Smiles
Loyola Center for Health at North Riverside
Lux Ballon
McCormack Schreiber Legal Search
New Rose Catering
New Teacher Center
Oak Park Bank
Oak Park Commons
Oak Park Elementary School District 97
Oak Park Elementary School District 97 Combined Charities Campaign
Oak Park Pediatrics
Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park River Forest High School District 200
Oak Park Runners Club
Oak Park Township
Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce
Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation
Park District of Oak Park
Paul Goyette Photography
Pickle Hill Parties
Pro Musica Youth Chorus
River Forest Public Library
The Book Table
The Nineteenth Century Club
Village of Oak Park
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Tau Xi Zeta Chapter Youth Affiliates

Community Partners

The following organizations, programs, and individuals are a part of our early childhood community. They sit on our committees, they offer their expertise, they host workshops, and they do their part to help us make our community a nurturing place for young children.

A House in Austin
ABC Toon Town
Academy of Movement & Music
Alcuin Montessori
Ascension Catholic School
Beyond Hunger
Berwyn Development Corporation
Blocks 24-Hour Child Care Center
Bright Star Learning Center
Buddha Belly Kids Yoga, LLC
The Busy Bee Learning Academy
Candy Montanez Home Day Care
Catholic Charities
Cathy’s Day Care Home
Cece’s Crew (our valued volunteer-corps)
Chicago Parent Program
Child & Family Connections (CFC 7) – Suburban Access Inc.
Childhood Learning Center at OPRFHS
Children’s Clinic, sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society
Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)
Concordia University Early Childhood Education Center
Cristy’s Home Day Care
The Day Nursery
Dynamic Lynks
The Early Learning Development Center
Easterseals Metropolitan Chicago
Empowering Gardens
Elmhurst Clinic, Oak Park
First Baptist Preschool and Kindergarten
First United Church Nursery School
Flavia Lamb Home Day Care
Forest Park Public Library
Gaby’s Day Care
Glasser Preschool of Oak Park Temple
Goedert Early Childhood Education Center at Dominican University
Good Shepherd’s Learning Center
Grace Lutheran School
Har Zion Early Childhood Center
Housing Forward
Intercultural Montessori Language School
Jim Gill
Joan White
Kelly’s Home Day Care
Keystone Montessori
Kids Above All
Kids Unlimited
Kings Kidz Academy Inc.
La Casa Montessori
Lake Street Family Physicians
Little Sprouts
Lindsay Ambrose
Loyola University Medical Center, North Riverside
Moms Demand Action of Oak Park and Austin
Mosaic Montessori
New Moms
Oak Leaf Academy
Oak Park Building Blocks
Oak Park Friends School
Oak Park Montessori School
Oak Park Pediatrics
Oak Park Public Library
Oak Park Women’s Guild
Oak-Leyden Developmental Services
OPRF Softball Team
Parent’s Helper Home Day Care
Park District of Oak Park
Pawficer Howie
Pediagroup Associates
PCC Wellness
Pilgrim Community Nursery School
Pioneering Healthy Communities
Prairie Home Kids
Quetzali Child Care
River Forest Community Center
River Forest Public Library
Sarah’s Inn
Smart Love Family Services
St. Catherine St. Lucy School
St. Giles School
St. Vincent Ferrer
Styles 4 Kidz
Sweet Piece Solutions
Tajuana Rice, IECMHC
Tau Gamma
Triton Community College Early Childhood Education
Welcome to Fatherhood Inc.
West Cook YMCA
West Suburban Home Daycare Association
West Suburban Montessori School
West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA)
Wonder Works Children’s Museum

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