Sponsorship Opportunities

The Collaboration for Early Childhood’s partnerships with early learning programs help us reach more than 2,500 children from birth through school age every year. We partner with over 60 early learning programs in Oak Park and River Forest, and even more partners as we expand into our neighboring communities. These include everything from small home-based childcare programs, to school-based programs within elementary schools, to large center-based community programs. We provide support and workshops to help early educators develop as professionals so that they can provide the best quality programming for children in their care.

In addition to offering workshops throughout the year, we host a local Early Childhood Symposium, where educators can attend workshops, hear a leading-edge topic from the keynote speaker, and connect with one another to share their skills and ideas. We reach 200-350 professionals annually through this important event. We also empower families to be their child’s first and most important teacher through parent leadership training, parent workshops, and support around strengthening parent/caregiver networks to ensure that family voice is driving the Collaboration’s activities.

As an important part of our community, we invite you to be a Collaboration for Early Childhood Sponsor.  Your support will enable us to continue to provide our programs and services and expand into critical surrounding communities. In return, you will receive prominent recognition on our website, at our programs, and through our work across this community. Below you will find information on our Sponsor opportunities, highlighting various options and price points for support. 

If you are interested in any of the sponsorship opportunities below, reach out to Wendy Giardina at wgiardina@collab4kids.org to start the conversation. 

Ways to Sponsor

Browse by price point or scroll down to peruse our Sponsorship Look Book, which is organized by event!

Annual Marketing Sponsor – $10,000 –The Marketing Sponsor will serve as the Collaboration’s “go-to” partner and receive recognition on our website and in all printed (distribution 4,500+) and emailed (distribution nearly 100) materials.

Baby Bundle Sponsor – $6,000 – The Baby Bundle Sponsor will underwrite the cost to produce 100 Baby Bundles to be given out to new and expecting families in Oak Park and the surrounding area. Your chosen branding will be featured on the high-quality, zippered, canvas totes as well as social media, our website and marketing materials.

Annual Milestone Sponsor – $5,000 –The Milestone Sponsor will underwrite the cost to print 2,000 Watch and Help Me Grow developmental milestone booklets, a valued resource for parents and caregivers in our communities.  Your branding will be featured on the booklets, our website, and collateral materials.

Annual Symposium Sponsor – $5,000 –The Symposium Sponsor will underwrite the cost of the Keynote Speaker and receive their chosen branding on all Symposium marketing and day-of materials. The Early Childhood Symposium is an annual conference for 250+ early learning professionals from Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and surrounding areas.

 Annual Blast Off to Kindergarten Sponsor – $5,000 –The Blast Off to Kindergarten Sponsor will underwrite the cost of the event and receive prominent recognition on our website, in all collateral materials and at the event, which attracts 400+ community members and partners. 

Annual Symposium Lunch Sponsor – $3,500 –The Lunch Sponsor will underwrite the cost of a boxed lunch for each Symposium attendee and will have their chosen branding on all Symposium marketing and day-of materials. The Early Childhood Symposium is an annual conference for 250+ early learning professionals from Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and surrounding areas.  

Annual Fall Parade and Resource Fair Sponsor – $3,000 –This Sponsor will underwrite the cost of the parade and early childhood resource fair  and receive their chosen branding on all marketing and day-of materials. The Fall Parade and Early Childhood Resource Fair is an annual event that attracts 500+ community members from Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and surrounding areas.

Family Activity Sponsor – $2,500 – Partner with the Collaboration to plan and host a family event, such as a free concert or resource-sharing opportunity. Your chosen branding will appear on all marketing and day-of materials

Annual Symposium Breakfast Sponsor – $2,000 –The Breakfast Sponsor will underwrite the cost of a continental buffet breakfast (and coffee!) for all attendees and will have their chosen branding on all marketing and day-of materials. The Early Childhood Symposium is an annual conference for 250+ early learning professionals from Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and surrounding areas.

Game Night Sponsor – $1,500 – Partner with the Collaboration to plan and host a Game Night, such as trivia or bingo. Your chosen branding will appear on all marketing and day-of materials.

Mental Health Sponsor – $1,000 – Your support will provide 10 hours of Early Childhood Mental Health consultation and your generosity will be acknowledged in our newsletter, Impact Report, and on our social media platforms.  

Early Learning Professional Development Sponsor – $250 – Underwrite the cost of a training for early childhood educators to receive their required continuing education credits Your chosen branding will appear on all marketing and day-of materials.

Annual Symposium SWAG Bag Materials – $ Cost of Item – Provide 350 branded items or coupons for your business for the Symposium Swag Bags. 

To view the Sponsorship Look Book below in a new tab, click here.

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