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Standard Reports are reports of data that IECAM has prepared in response to frequently asked questions about early care and education services in the state of Illinois.

Why use Standard Reports?

The data available in Standard Reports are mostly available by searching the IECAM online database in the usual ways. However, the advantages of using a Standard Report are

  • quick access to data without having to go through a series of search steps, and
  • the addition of explanatory information related to the topic of the Standard Report.

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Available standard reports include the following.

School District Profile

This standard report provides data for elementary and unit school districts in Illinois. The data included are:

  • Population and poverty demographics for children age 0, 1, and 2
  • Population and poverty demographics for children age 3 and 4
  • Population, race, and ethnicity demographics for children under age 5 years
  • Data on linguistically isolated households speaking Spanish and other non-English languages
  • Proposed capacity for Prevention Initiative and funded enrolled for Early Head Start
  • Proposed capacity for PFA and funded enrollment for Head Start
  • Licensed child care centers with ExceleRate gold rating, capacity for serving children age 0, 1, and 2, and for children age 3 and 4 and 5-year-olds not yet in kindergarten.
  • Licensed family child care homes with ExceleRate gold rating, capacity for serving children age 0, 1, and 2, and for children age 3 and 4 and 5-year-olds not yet in kindergarten.
  • Educational attainment of adults age 25 and over
  • Unemployment
  • Student and teacher characteristics
Response to PFA and PI Request for Proposals

As part of its Request for Proposals (RFP) from applicants for the Preschool for All (PFA) program and for Prevention Initiative (PI) 0-3 programs, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requires respondents to provide information on early care and education services in their region. This standard report provides much of the data that are needed in the response, as well as links to other data sources that will be useful in writing a proposal. The standard report provides:

  • brief information about ISBE’s RFP
  • data on population of children age 0, 1, and 2 years of age; & 3 and 4 years of age
  • data on number of children age 0, 1, and 2 years of age; and 3 and 4 years of age; living in families under 50%, 100%, 185%, 200%, and 400% FPL
  • data on race and ethnicity of children under age 5 for seven race/ethnicity categories
  • data on number of households that are linguistically isolated speaking Spanish and other non-English languages
  • data on PI proposed capacity
  • data on Early Head Start funded enrollment
  • data on PFA proposed capacity
  • data on Head Start funded enrollment
  • links to sources for other data required for responding to ISBE’s RFP
Publicly Funded Preschool and Head Start

This Standard Report addresses the question of how well PFA and Head Start serve the 3- and 4-year-old children in a given geographic area. The data include:

  • population of children 3 and 4 years of age
  • number of children 3 and 4 years of age living in families under 100%, 185%, and 400% FPL; and between 100% and 185% FPL
  • number of sites and proposed capacity for PFA
  • number of sites and funded enrollment for Head Start
  • number of households that are linguistically isolated speaking Spanish and other non-English languages
Early Care and Education Services and Child Population by County

This Standard Report provides a snapshot of several types of early care and education services. The data included are:

  • the number of children from age 7 months through 5 years;
  • the number of spaces funded for children who are eligible for publicly funded early education programs, including for Preschool for All, Head Start, and Early Head Start;
  • the capacity to serve children under 5 years of age in child care;
  • the number of publicly funded preschool sites and child care sites.
Child Care

This Standard Report provides a snapshot of center-based care and licensed family home care. The data included are:

  • the number of children 5 years of age and under;
  • total licensed capacity or reported capacity to serve children from 6 weeks through 5 years of age in licensed child care centers, license-exempt child care centers, and licensed family child care homes;
  • licensed or reported capacity of licensed child care centers, license-exempt child care centers, and licensed family child care homes to serve children at various ages;
  • the number of linguistically isolated households that speak Spanish and other non-English languages.