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ERIC Number: EJ1020687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1524-5039
Organizations Concerned with Early Care and Education in Illinois: A Sample
Early Childhood Research & Practice, v15 n2 Fall 2013
Several sectors and levels of organizations, agencies, and projects are involved in promoting and providing education, care, and intervention services for young children and their families in Illinois. State government entities involved in matters of early care and education include the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Department of Human Services (DHS), the Department of Children and Family Services, and the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (OECD). Those entities fund a variety of projects, as do several foundations and nonprofit organizations, either in collaboration or separately. The McCormick Foundation, the Pritzker Family Foundation, the Ounce of Prevention, Illinois Action for Children, Voices for Illinois Children, and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago are among the foundations and nonprofits concerned with the wellbeing and education of young children. One recent collaborative project involving several governmental, nonprofit, and charitable organizations was the development of the "Illinois Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3," published in 2012. Similarly, cooperation among state agency personnel, higher education faculty, classroom teachers, and staff of nonprofits resulted in a major revision of the state's 2002 Early Learning Standards (for children ages 3 to kindergarten entry). The new Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards were published in 2013. Preschool for All (PFA) and other early childhood programs are expected to begin using them in mid-2014. The "snapshots" in this paper describe a sample of the many groups and projects involved in a range of activities related to early care and education in Illinois.
Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 51 Gerty Drive, Champaign, IL 61820. Tel: 877-275-3227; Tel: 217-333-1386; Fax: 217-244-7732; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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