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State and Federal Programs that Serve Young Children in Illinois

Additional Information on state and federal programs can be found in the Birth to Five Program Inventory: Government-Funded Programs and Initiatives in Illinois for Expecting Families and Young Children, July 2009, prepared by the Ounce of Prevention Fund.

Head Start

U.S. Department of Education

Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies (Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act [ESEA], as amended)

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

Early Childhood Education Division, Early Childhood Block Grant Programs

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)

Day Care & Early Childhood

Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS)

Bureau of Child Care and Development (Web site)

Early Intervention Program (Web site)

Bureau of Childhood Development (Web site) (including programs Healthy Familiies Illinois, MIECHV, Parents Too Soon, and others)

Bureau of Maternal and Infant Health (Web site) (including programs All Our Kids Early Childhood Network, Family Case Management, Healthy Start, MIECHV, and others)

Bureau of Family Nutrition (Web site)